ERIC Number: ED441804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-1
Reference Count: N/A
Preliminary Report on the Evaluation of the Elementary Reading Improvement Initiative (ERII), 1998-99 School Year.
Sundberg, Barbara; Stayrook, Nick
More than 1,000 students received additional reading help in elementary schools of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, during the 1998-1999 school year as part of the Elementary Reading Improvement Initiative (ERII). Additional resources were allocated to support reading and school development and to implement reading programs based on their educational expertise and the needs of the school populations. Many positive things came out of the program, as student test scores show, and the people involved in the program (tutors, teachers, and parents) confirmed it with praise and positive feedback. ERII students increased, on the average, 1 year's worth of growth in reading in the 6 months covered by this evaluation. Among the factors contributing to program success were the use of tutors, including retired teachers. Three appendixes, comprising the majority of the document, contain individual program descriptions for the 19 ERII schools, samples of record-keeping forms, and information about reading programs and strategies used in the ERII. (Contains 38 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, AK.