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ERIC Number: ED499540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of Nebraska Reading First on Reading Comprehension across Three Years of Implementation, 2005-2007
Murphy, Malinda; Trainin, Guy
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This report offers an examination of the impact of Nebraska Reading First on comprehension across the first three years of implementation in the state. Grade level performance is defined as performance at or above the 40th percentile using grade level standards. Within each grade level section reading comprehension achievement is shown for all students and then by cluster membership. As stated in the 2006-2007 annual report, clusters are used to group similar schools together and enable Reading First leadership and school administration to make valid comparisons. Given the significant differences between schools in size, proportion of minority, disadvantaged and special education students, it was clear that analyzing student achievement based on cluster membership would better allow educators to make meaningful comparisons to school facing similar challenges and thus make instructional adjustments that meet the unique needs of students in their schools. Cluster membership presented in this report is consistent with those reported in the annual report. Achievement gaps between English language learners (ELL), economically disadvantaged students (FRL), minority students, and student with disabilities (special education) and their peers are presented within each grade level section as results vary between grades and by category. (Contains 20 figures.) [Abstract modified to meet ERIC guidelines. This document was published by the Great Plains Institute of Reading & Writing, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.]
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska