ERIC Number: ED508135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
The Literacy Programs of Save the Children: Results from the 2008-09 School Year
Palmiter, Andrea S.; Arcaira, Erikson R.; White, Richard N.; Reisner, Elizabeth R.
Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
Since the 2003-04 school year, Save the Children, U.S. Programs, has supported programming designed to improve reading skills among struggling students in rural areas. The literacy program includes both afterschool and in-school interventions with small groups of children. These are implemented by well-trained paraprofessionals and are designed to provide a range of activities aimed at increasing literacy achievement. During the 2008-09 school year, Save the Children selected 118 sites in rural communities to implement its reading initiative. Twenty of the 118 sites continued to offer literacy programming begun in 2003-04 or 2004-05, fifty-one began operating during 2005-2006 or 2006-07, 19 during 2007-08, and 26 sites operated for the first time in 2008-09. Services at the 118 local sites included the delivery of integrated in-school and afterschool literacy activities for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. This paper presents the key findings from this analysis. A more detailed explanation of normal curve equivalent (NCE) scores is appended. (Contains 27 exhibits and 6 footnotes.) [This report was prepared for Save the Children, U.S. Programs.]
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Intervention, After School Programs, Paraprofessional Personnel, Learning Activities, Teaching Skills, Enrollment Trends, Educational Opportunities, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Reading Motivation, Poverty, At Risk Students
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; Nevada; New Mexico; South Carolina; Tennessee