ERIC Number: ED475825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
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Implementing the Shurley Method at Reelsville Elementary School To Raise Achievement Scores: Effective or Ineffective?
Harris, Angela Nicole; Gilman, David A.
This study compared scores on the Indiana Statewide Test for Educational Progress (ISTEP) for students who received implementation of the Shurley Method program with those of students who did not receive the program. The Shurley method, developed by B. Shurley, is a language skills teaching method aimed at students of all learning styles that helps students merge a strong skill foundation with the writing process. Ex post facto research was used to compare data from the comparison year to the treatment year. Data collected were the individual student ISTEP results in language, language mechanics, and the ISTEP language composite components for 39 third graders and 37 sixth graders. It is concluded that the inclusion of the Shurley Method did not increase student performance in these three areas. Scores of students who studied by the Shurley Method were significantly lower in two of the three subtests. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress