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ERIC Number: EJ785729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0032-0684
Improving of Reading in High Schools: Outcomes of Ramp Up to Advanced Literacy in a Large Urban District
Munoz, Marco A.
Planning and Changing, v38 n1-2 p89-107 Spr-Sum 2007
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effectiveness of Ramp Up to Advanced Literacy, an unbundled Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) model, on the reading achievement of ninth grade students in a large urban school district in Kentucky. Using a pre- and posttest impact evaluation design, data from participating and non-participating schools and students were compared. The posttest data were derived from 9th grade scores of 12 Ramp Up high schools and 9 comparison high schools. Pretest data were derived from these students' grade 7 and grade 8 scores. Comparisons were schools not using Ramp Up as their literacy intervention and only providing the regular instruction in English. The data at the school level were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Individual student data were analyzed using inferential statistics. An overview of the current literature on secondary school reading is also presented. (Contains 7 tables and 1 figure.)
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky