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ERIC Number: ED526975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-2155-7993
The Reading First Program and Statewide-Mandated Assessments: A Three-Year Comparative Study
Ratcliff, Monica Wong; Powell, Sherlyn Ezell; Cage, Bob N.; Chen, Cheng C.
Online Submission, Journal of Modern Education Review v1 n1 p22-33 Oct 2011
This three-year comparative study investigated the impact of the Reading First (RF) Program on student performance as measured by statewide-mandated English Language Arts (ELA) assessment programs. A matching procedure was used where 3 RF schools and 3 non-RF schools from two rural school districts in north Louisiana were matched. The ELA test scores of 882 third grade students and 909 fourth grade students in the Louisiana statewide ELA assessment programs between 2006 and 2008 were analyzed. The findings indicated that the RF students performed better than the non-RF students for these three years. The study provided evidence that the federal initiative of disseminating research-based reading instructional strategies into high-poverty, low-performing schools was successful. Appended are (1) "integrated" Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) English Language Arts-Grade 3 Achievement Level Scaled Score Range; and (2) Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) Criterion-Referenced Test English Language Arts-Grade 4 Achievement Level Scaled Score Range. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana