ERIC Number: ED463053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Early Intervention in Literacy and Numeracy: Key Issues from the National Evaluation of the Programme. Interchange 71.
Fraser, Helen; MacDougall, Audrey; Pirrie, Anne; Croxford, Linda
The Early Intervention Programme (EIP) was launched in Scotland in June 1997 to raise literacy and numeracy skills in primary years 1 and 2, particularly among disadvantaged students. This report summarizes findings from the program evaluation conducted over 3 years. The evaluation concluded that the EIP had an enormous impact on many schools in Scotland, with attainment rising overall, particularly in literacy; on average, the gap between socioeconomically advantaged and disadvantaged students remained, but the increase in reading attainment was greater for the most disadvantaged students in those local authorities where a policy was adopted of focusing the available resources on fewer of their schools. The evaluation also found positive benefits for teacher attitudes and teaching methods and findings suggest several recommendations. (EV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Intervention, Economically Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Grade 2, High Risk Students, Literacy, Numeracy, Outcomes of Education, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
SEED Research Unit, Scottish Executive Education Department, Room 1B, Dockside, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ, Scotland. Tel: 0131-244-0167; Fax: 0131-244-5581; Web site: http://www.scotland.gov.uk.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Office Education and Industry Dept., Edinburgh. Research and Intelligence Unit.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)