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ERIC Number: EJ1059550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Improving Children's Writing: A Model for Parent Participation
Guastello, E. Francine; Lenz, Claire
Language and Literacy Spectrum, v14 p31-47 Spr 2004
This study examined the effects of parental training on students' writing scores. Six classes of fourth grade students from three schools were randomly assigned to three experimental and three control groups. Parents of the students in the experimental group attended training sessions and received instruction in the stages of the writing process and criteria used in an evaluation rubric. Through the five phases of the study, students in the experimental group received significantly higher writing scores (p<0.05) than those in the control group as indicated by the criteria for passing on the New York State Standards. In addition, within the experimental group, significant incremental improvement (p<0.05) was indicated through writing sample 1, 2, and 3.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York