ERIC Number: ED539952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Effectiveness of PCI Education's "PCI Reading Program": Phase 2--A Report of a Comparison Group Study in Brevard Public Schools and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Research Summary
Empirical Education Inc.
PCI Education sought scientifically based evidence on the comparative effectiveness of the "PCI Reading Program" through a five-year longitudinal study. Phase 1 of the study consisted of a randomized control trial studying the efficacy of the "PCI Reading Program-Level One" that was conducted in the 2007-2008 in Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Brevard Public Schools with supported level students in grades 3-8 and their teachers. This report presents the findings from Phase 2, which studied the efficacy of the "PCI Reading Program-Level One" and "Level Two." Phase 2 was built upon the Phase 1 RCT and was conducted in the 2008-2009 school year in the same two Florida school districts with the same population of students and teachers as Phase 1. The study provides evidence of the efficacy of the "PCI Reading Program." The significantly large impact after two years found in both analytic approaches and high levels of teacher satisfaction with the program provides useful information for school districts looking for a reading program for severely disabled students. However, as the research of the "PCI Reading Program" continues in both districts over the next three years, it will be equally important to examine why student progress is slower than expected. (Contains 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evidence, Program Effectiveness, Reading Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Participant Satisfaction, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Empirical Education Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Florida