ERIC Number: ED463529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
State of Maine Reading Recovery[R] Report and Evaluation, 1994-1995.
Rhodes-Kline, Anne K.
This report summarizes and evaluates the Reading Recovery (RR) program across the state of Maine for the 1994-95 school year. The report examines the children who were served, their progress through the program, and their performance on various measures of literacy skill. It states that about 41% of all children in Maine who were eligible for Reading Recovery were served in 1994-95. It points out that 72% of program children (those who received the full RR program) were successfully discontinued (they met the program goals); 54% of all the children who were served by RR (those who received at least one lesson) were successfully discontinued. The report notes that children who were successfully discontinued from Reading Recovery caught up to other first graders on measures of literacy. It explains that at fall testing, children identified as needing Reading Recovery were lower in text reading ability than the "random sample" comparison group ( a sample not identified as needing RR), but that by spring, children who were successfully discontinued from the program reached the level of reading ability in the comparison group. The report states that an "average band" of the random sample students' scores on each of four literacy measures was calculated, based on the means and standards of deviation--between 74% and 89% of discontinued children's scores met or exceeded these four bands. The report also includes conclusions and recommendations. (Contains 8 footnotes, 11 figures, and 12 tables of data.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Center for Early Literacy.
Identifiers - Location: Maine