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ERIC Number: ED449489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Impact of Reading Interventions: Indiana's Early Literacy Intervention Grant Program. Policy Research Report.
St. John, Edward P.; Manset, Genevieve; Hu, Shouping; Simmons, Ada; Michael, Robert
This paper develops and tests a new logical model for assessing the impact of early reading interventions. The analyses use a survey of Indiana's elementary schools, including schools funded for Reading Recovery and classwide interventions, as well as a group of control schools. The findings indicate that state-funded Reading Recovery was associated with fewer referrals for special education after the influences of general classroom practices were controlled for in a regression analysis. Further, classwide early reading interventions were associated with lower rates of retention in grade level. In addition, these outcomes--the rates for retention and special education referral--were also influenced by program features related to family involvement and instructional practices. Contains 23 references, 13 notes, and 5 tables. (Author/RS)
Indiana Education Policy Center, Smith Center for Research in Education, Suite 170, 2805 E. 10th St., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Tel. No. 812-855-1240; website:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Education Policy Center.