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ERIC Number: ED506812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
A Profile of the Striving Readers Program: The Springfield/Chicopee School, Massachusetts, Districts Project. Case Study
Alliance for Excellent Education
The Striving Readers program aims to support literacy interventions for adolescent readers in middle and high school. In 2006, Springfield Public Schools and Chicopee Public Schools were awarded $16,655,483 over five years for the Springfield/Chicopee Striving Readers Project. Both districts are located in southwestern Massachusetts and have a history of partnering on initiatives to improve student achievement. The Strategic Instruction Model Content Enhancement Routines for Teachers (SIM-CERT), developed by the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas, was used as a whole-school intervention strategy in the five participating high schools. For targeted interventions, Scholastic's READ 180 and the University of Kansas's Xtreme Reading were both implemented. The project originally targeted seven thousand students in grades 9-11, and has since expanded to serve twelfth graders, as capacity has allowed. (Contains 6 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts