ERIC Number: ED432749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Indiana's Early Literacy Intervention Grant Program Implementation Study.
St. John, Edward; Bardzell, Jeffrey; Michael, Robert; Hall, Gayle; Manoil, Kim; Asker, Eric; Clements, Margaret
A study examined the implementation of the Indiana Early Literacy Intervention Grant Program during the 1997-98 school year, when the program funded a total of 133 projects and served 9,685 students in its first year. The study incorporated an analysis of existing databases, a systematic review of the research literature on reading interventions, and the analysis of a survey of funded projects (Reading Recovery (tm), Early Literacy Learning Initiative, full-day kindergarten, and other early literacy interventions). Four research questions were addressed: What is the early literacy challenge in Indiana? Did the funded school corporations implement interventions with a high probability of success? What is the most appropriate way to evaluate the impact of the program? and How can the administration of the Early Literacy Intervention Grant Program be enhanced to further improve program impact? Key findings indicated that: (1) the program reached school corporations that were in need of supplemental services; (2) the funded projects used intervention methods that have inherently high probability of increasing the number of Hoosier children who read on grade level by the end of third grade; and (3) the costs of these interventions were reasonable, relative to their anticipated effects. (Contains 83 references, and 6 figures and 29 tables of data; appendixes contain a list and description of program features by category, the review format, a list of funded projects, survey methods and responses, and the survey instrument.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Education Policy Center.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana