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Alawiye, Osman; Williams, Henry S. – Reading Improvement, 2005
The goal of Chapter I programs is to enable disadvantaged children to attain grade level success in school. This study attempts to determine the extent to which students in a predominantly African American school achieve grade level success as a result of their Chapter I reading supplementary participation. The reading gains of the Chapter I…
Descriptors: African American Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Grade 4, Grade 8
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Papalewis, Rosemary – Reading Improvement, 2004
The primary focus of this study was to evaluate the impact of an intervention reading program on students repeating the 8th grade in a large urban inner city school district. Two years of Reading and Language Art scores (n=537) were analyzed (NCE scores) across various demographic variables (attendance, English language proficiency, and…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade Repetition, Intervention, Reading Difficulties
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Bell, Michael L.; Roubinek, Darrell L. – Reading Improvement, 1989
Compares fourth-graders' subtest scores on the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT), the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS), and the Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT). Finds right-brain dominant students scored better on four SAT subtests, and left-brain dominant students scored better on four ITBS subtests and two MAT subtests. (NH)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Cognitive Processes, Educational Research