ERIC Number: ED474935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-5
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Writing Improvement Programs: Does This Type of Intervention Really Work?
Jerome, Kathy; Gilman, David A.
This study compared ISTEP+ (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress) writing test scores before the implementation of a writing improvement program with ISTEP+ writing test scores. The study was conducted two years after such a program was implemented. Data from two groups was collected for this comparison. The first group used was the 1999-2000 North Vermillion Elementary 3rd grade ISTEP+ writing test scores. This group of students did not participate in any writing improvement program. The second group used was the 2001-2002 North Vermillion Elementary 3rd grade ISTEP+ writing test scores. This second group of students participated for two years (prior to taking ISTEP+) in a school-wide writing improvement program. It was concluded that there was a significant difference in ISTEP+ writing test scores at the 0.05 level of significance. It can be further concluded that the writing improvement program did have a significant effect on ISTEP+ writing test scores. Contains 7 references, and 2 charts and 2 tables of data. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress