ERIC Number: ED427299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-9
Reference Count: N/A
The Reading Renaissance/Accelerated Reader Program. Pinal County School-to-Work Evaluation Report.
This report evaluates the effectiveness of a reading program known as "The Reading Renaissance/Accelerated Reader Program" as implemented at Gardner Middle School in San Manuel, Arizona, during the period of April 1997 to April 1998. Before the program was implemented, students were achieving at a low level in reading. Students in the seventh and eighth grades were pretested and posttested with the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests Form K (pretest) and Form L (posttest). The mean pretest scores and the mean posttest scores were compared using t tests to determine if there were statistically significant changes (gains or losses). Gates-MacGinitie Test scores were presented as Extended Scale Scores and Grade Equivalents as recorded in categories of Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Total Scores. Total score represent Vocabulary and Comprehension scores combined. For the 1997-98 school year, the total population of 282 students, representing all seventh and eighth grade students, participated in the program. In summary, students showed statistically significant improvement in Vocabulary and in Total Scores (Vocabulary and Comprehension combined) in all areas as recorded in Extended Scale Scores and Grade Equivalent scores. Many aspects of the Reading Renaissance/Accelerated Reader Program mirror the School-to-Work concept in the way the program addresses accountability for both students and educators. Contains 12 tables of data; appended are a description of Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests and a summary of test characteristics. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Creative Research Associates, Inc., Tucson, AZ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests