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Vandell, Deborah Lowe; Reisner, Elizabeth R.; Pierce, Kim M. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2007
This study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Policy Studies Associates, Inc. finds that regular participation in high-quality afterschool programs is linked to significant gains in standardized test scores and work habits as well as reductions in behavior problems among disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Standardized Tests, After School Programs, Educational Quality
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Ruhe, Valerie – ERS Spectrum, 2006
Reading Recovery is a short-term intervention program for first-graders who are at risk of failure in reading and writing. More than 1.5 million children have been served in the United States since 1984, and pre- and post-test Observation Survey scores have been collected across the nation for the past 20 years. Yet there is a need to determine…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Reading Failure, Achievement Tests, Program Effectiveness