This study was designed to assess the efficacy of Foundations a Frameworks (FaF), an instructional program emphasizing reading comprehension, on fourth and fifth grade students' reading achievement, as measured by the Stanford Achievement Test and the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test. Seven urban Christian schools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, participated in the study. A causal-comparative analysis was conducted of reading comprehension and vocabulary achievement between FaF schools and comparison schools. A pre-experimental pretest and posttest analysis of achievement and a comparison of actual growth to expected growth were also conducted in FaF schools. No significant differences in achievement were found between FaF schools and comparison schools. However, pretest and posttest results in FaF schools yielded significant differences, with moderate effect sizes. Results were mixed in the comparisons of actual and expected growth, with no significant differences for fourth grade, but with highly significant differences for fifth grade.... achievement as measured by the Stanford Achievement Test, 10th Edition, and the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test, 4th ... schools and a pre-experimental pretest and posttest comparison of achievement results and growth in Faamp;F schools.
|Title||:||The Efficacy of Foundations & Frameworks on Elementary Students' Reading Achievement in Urban Christian Schools|
|Author||:||Cheryl McClure Blackmon|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|