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ERIC Number: ED538439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-1
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Effectiveness of McGraw Hill's "Jamestown Reading Navigator" in Grades 9-10: A Study of Intensive Reading Classes in Miami-Dade High Schools
Lazarev, Valeriy; Atienza, Sara; Lai, Garrett; Ma, Boya; Sterling, Laurel
Empirical Education Inc.
A quasi-experimental study designed to provide evidence of the effectiveness of the "Jamestown Reading Navigator" ("JRN") program for students in grades 9-10 was conducted in the Miami Dade Public School District (MDCSD). "Jamestown Reading Navigator" is a reading intervention program developed by McGraw-Hill Education to raise reading competencies of struggling middle school and high school students. The publishers state that the program "motivate[s] reluctant readers with highly engaging online and print-based content written exclusively for adolescents" ("Jamestown Reading Navigator," 2009). The current study tests two research questions: (1) Do students participating in the "Jamestown Reading Navigator" program attain higher reading achievement scores than comparable students who are not participating in "JRN"?; (2) Are there discernible differences in the size of impact on children of different gender, ethnicity, disability, English learner status, and pretest score? This study demonstrates that "JRN" had a positive impact on student achievement in reading for students in the Miami Dade Public School District's Intensive Reading classes. It also indicates a potential for "JRN" to benefit students with disabilities. Data availability limited the impact evaluation to the first year of program implementation and precludes assessing "JRN's" long term benefits. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
Empirical Education Inc. 425 Sherman Avenue Suite 210, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Tel: 650-328-1734; Fax: 650-328-1794; e-mail: contact@empiricaleducation.com; Web site: http://www.empiricaleducation.com
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Empirical Education Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test