Sunday, August 17, 2008

Interesting . . .

I found this on Deborah Meier's blog.

"The $1 billion-a-year Reading First program has had no measurable effect on students’ reading comprehension, on average, although participating schools are spending significantly more time teaching the basic skills that researchers say children need to become proficient readers, a major federal report finds.
The long-awaited interim report from the Reading First Impact Study, released last week by the Institute of Education Sciences, says that students in schools receiving grants from the federal program have not fared any better than their counterparts in comparison schools in gaining meaning from print" (EdWeek, May 7, 2008).

Here is the blog if you're interested.

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