ERIC Number: ED462965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Language Integrated Technology Project Final Evaluation Report.
The goal of the Language Integrated Technology Grant Project (LIT) consortium was to help provide critical components of successful reading programs through a combination of proven computer/print programs and teacher training. Through leadership provided by the Educational Service District 113 (Olympia, Washington), the LIT consortium of schools formed to address their reading needs. The LIT Consortium selected the Accelerated Reader, STAR, and Sentence Master computer-based programs as tools to increase reading achievement. LIT gave each of the schools new tools to use in reading instruction by providing each school with the software, hardware, and staff development necessary to use the software. Through the efforts of the teachers, librarians and technical staff at LIT schools, the project demonstrated that learning information systems such as Accelerated Reader and STAR coupled with focused staff development efforts can create environments with significant impact on reading motivation and achievement. Ultimately, these environments will improve students' ability to meet the reading goals of the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements in reading Teachers in LIT schools report that the students are more excited about reading than before and demonstrate high motivation and engagement in reading in a relatively short period of time. This report consists of three main sections. An executive summary provides: a project synopsis; documentation of project activities; student data; professional development/teacher data; and recommendations. Project activities and results are discussed in the second section, which includes: evaluation plan; chronological list of project activities; staff development evaluations; student attitude surveys; student achievement data; teacher surveys; and focus group discussions. The third section includes the following appendixes: workshop evaluation forms and ratings; student attitude surveys; classroom data; teacher survey forms and results; and focus group discussion questions and transcripts. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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Sponsor: Educational Service District 113, Olympia, WA.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
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