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ERIC Number: EJ774164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0094-1956
The Unexplored Role of EOGs in the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency in a Rural County
Keister, Joan A.; Bodapati, Modhava; Aeby, Victor G.; Carpenter-Aeby, Tracy; Pope, Heather
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v34 n2 p69-74 Jun 2007
Title I Grants are designed to provide assistance to local educational facilities who are at risk of not meeting the academic standard set for them by the State. Eligible schools provide a detailed description of the supplemental educational program and the number of students from low-income families participating. The traditional approach is to use veteran teachers to implement the remedial interventions. In contrast, Phillips Middle in North Carolina contracted with Sylvan at School Program using Title I money to provide remediation services to seventy five students in grade 4-6 that scored a 1 or 2 on the End of Grade Test the previous year. Following the Sylvan intervention forty-eight (70.6%) of the students did not pass the EOG test while twenty-nine (29.4%) did. No significant differences were reported in multiple measures. Consistency is an issue with the Sylvan program while veteran teachers seemed best equipped to handle remediation. They are able to work closely with the classroom teacher and make mid-year changes to the program when necessary, even if that means adding a student who may have placed out at the beginning of the year.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina