ERIC Number: ED412519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Title I Reading Recovery Program. Final Evaluation Report 1996-97. Elementary and Secondary Education Act--Title I.
Pollock, John S.
A study evaluated the effectiveness of the 1996-97 Reading Recovery program as implemented in the Columbus, Ohio, public schools. The program featured individualized one-on-one lessons provided by 58 specially trained teachers serving 470 grade 1 pupils. The treatment group consisted of the 230 pupils who were either discontinued (202) or received 60 or more lessons but not discontinued (28). Results indicated that (1) of the 230 treatment group pupils, 217 (94.3%) displayed over time each of the 3 strategic processing behaviors (monitoring reading, constructing meaning, and integrating sources of information); (2) of the 202 pupils who were discontinued from the Reading Recovery program, 197 had available scores from a benchmark reading assessment administered to all grade 1 pupils in the district, and of those, 173 (87.8%) passed the assessment; (3) of the 28 pupils who were not discontinued but received at least 60 lessons, 24 had available benchmark scores, and of those, 9 (37.5%) passed the benchmark; (4) of the treatment group of 230 pupils, 219 (95.2%) read 5 or more books at text reading level 8 or above (criterion was 75.0%); (5) a total of 1,639 parent contacts were made with program teachers, and average of 3.5 contacts for each pupil served; and (6) the 230 treatment group pupils represented 48.9% of the 470 pupils served, but represented 58.4% of the total number of contacts made with parents or guardians. Findings support continuation of the program with attention given to seven recommendations. (Contains eight figures of data.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Program Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I