ERIC Number: ED421695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Building on the Best, Learning from What Works: Seven Promising Reading and English Language Arts Programs.
American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
Part of a series about research-based programs that show promise for raising student achievement (especially in low-performing schools), this paper describes seven promising reading and language arts programs. Each program shows evidence of high standards, effectiveness, replicability, and support structures. The paper opens with a brief introduction to the series, followed by a short introduction to the seven programs. Concise reports on each of the seven programs follow. An initial grid outlines grades covered, curriculum materials, instructional support/professional development, school reform/restructuring assistance, role of paraprofessionals, cost of implementation, and results/effect size. The body of each report then describes the program's main features, its results, case studies of its effectiveness, and considerations for successful implementation of the program, closing with a list of publications and resources. The seven programs are: (1) "Cooperative Integrated Reading and Comprehension"; (2) "Direct Instruction"; (3) "Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction"; (4) "Junior Great Books"; (5) "Multicultural Reading and Thinking"; (6) "Open Court Collections for Young Scholars"; and (7) "Success for All." A 20-item list of additional reading and a note on program selection methods are attached. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.