ERIC Number: ED524831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Raising a Reader and Family Nights Programs with At-Risk Preschool Children
Anthony, Jason L.
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
This large scale multi-year project evaluates the effectiveness of the Raising a Reader program and the Family Nights program as implemented according to manualized procedures in actual preschool and home environments. Specifically, these programs were added as a supplement to some classrooms that were already participating in the Texas Early Education Model (TEEM, see below for description). That is, in order to evaluate the additive benefits of these two parent programs to the TEEM model, some classrooms received no supplemental parent programming, some classrooms received the RAR program, and some classrooms received the RAR program plus the Family Nights program. The present study reports preliminary findings based on data collected from the first two annual cohorts of children. Ultimately the study will include four annual cohorts of children.
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Program Effectiveness, Reading Programs, Family Programs, Family Influence, Family Environment, Parent Education, Reading Skills, Reading Motivation, Comparative Analysis, Language Skills
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)
Identifiers - Location: Texas