ERIC Number: ED454492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Outcomes of the Muscogee County School District Reading Recovery Implementation Year, 1997-1998.
Running Record, v12 n2 Spr 2000
After the first year, funding for the Reading Recovery program in the Muscogee County School District in Georgia was to be contingent upon getting results that would document the success of Reading Recovery in the system. The following measures were used for program evaluation: An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement (Clay, 1993); Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests; and a classroom teacher assessment of student progress. On the Gates-MacGinitie reading battery, the Reading Recovery group was superior to the comparison groups, and the differences were statistically significant. On the Iowa Test, the Reading Recovery group has significantly higher scores on four of the six subtests at the end of the year. On the Observation Survey, the Reading Recovery children made significantly higher scores than the comparison children on five of the six subtests. The classroom teachers rated the Reading Recovery children significantly higher than the comparison children in all four academic areas. Results of the evaluation indicated that Reading Recovery significantly affected the academic and social development of the children in the program. (NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Primary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Reading Instruction, Student Evaluation
Reading Recovery Council of North America, Inc., 1929 Kenny Road, Suite 100, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1069. Tel: 614-292-7111; Web site: http://www.readingrecovery.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Reading Recovery Council of North America, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills