ERIC Number: ED449489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
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)
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Models, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness, Reading Instruction
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: http://www.indiana.edu/~iepc/.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Education Policy Center.