TITLE

State Data Show Gains In Reading

AUTHOR(S)
Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Education Week;4/25/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 34, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the U.S. Federal Reading First program. Schools taking part in the $1-billion-a-year initiative are showing major progress in increasing students' reading fluency and comprehension according to the U.S. Department of Education. Some observers question whether the government findings should be used to generalize about the program's impact on students. Details are given on how the program was assessed. as well as its findings.
ACCESSION #
24832417

 

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