ERIC Number: ED423514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan-6
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Recovery Program 1996-97 Evaluation Report. Pamphlet 98-C-002.
Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.
A study examined the effectiveness of Reading Recovery programs at 36 Department of Defense Schools (DoDDS). Annually, approximately 500 "below grade level" students are given the opportunity to become independent readers through this program. Major findings are: (1) Reading Recovery students significantly outperformed students not in Reading Recovery in both the reading and language arts subtests of the TerraNova Multiple Assessments; (2) on both subtests, significant differences were found between Reading Recovery students and the control group students for the Black, White, and Multiethnic student samples; (3) on average, Reading Recovery students scored in Quartile 3 on the reading subtest, while those students not in Reading Recovery scored in Quartile 2; (4) whether students participated in Reading Recovery or not had a determining effect on reading scores, while ethnicity and economic status did not; and (5) second grade students discontinued from Reading Recovery in first grade maintained average reading achievement in second grade. Recommendations include: continue and expand the program; use Reading Recovery to narrow the achievement gap; and implement a longitudinal study of the impacts of Reading Recovery on students' reading achievement throughout elementary school. (Contains nine tables and four figures of data; an appendix lists Reading Recovery and control schools.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: TerraNova Multiple Assessments