ERIC Number: EJ706403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-22
Reference Count: 15
Evaluation of a Standards-Based Supplemental Program in Reading
Inman, Duane; Marlow, Leslie; Barron, Bennie
Reading Improvement, v41 n3 p179 Fall 2004
This pilot descriptive study examined expressed perceptions of a diverse group of teachers who, in the 2002-2003 school year, piloted implementation of a new standards based supplemental program in reading/language arts, EduSTRANDS. Over 600 teachers in 153 schools using a supplemental, standards based reading/language arts program were surveyed on their impressions of the features and effectiveness of the program. Standard assessment scores from the schools were compared for the year immediately preceding the use of the materials and for the first year of use of the materials. Overall teacher evaluations of the program were positive. Scores increased at all tested levels except in sixth grade.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Language Arts, Curriculum Development, Standards, Reading Programs, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Scores, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001