The Carmel Hill Fund Education Program: Evaluation of 2005-2006 School Results

Multiple schools, New York, NY; Denver, CO; Monroe, LA, Colorado (CO), Louisiana (LA), New York (NY)


DETAILS: Location: New York, NY; Denver, CO; and Monroe, LA Design: Independent, correlational; Sample: 10,617 students in grades 1-12 at 43 schools; Measures: Star Reading, Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP), Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP); Duration: 1 school year.

RESULTS: The Carmel Hill Fund Education Program uses Accelerated Reader as its primary means to help schools improve. A collaboration between The Carmel Hill Fund and Renaissance's Research Department, this report examines the impact of Accelerated Reader on student achievement and teacher and principal opinions during the 2005-2006 academic year. Findings were confirmed by an independent, external statistician. Overall, data from Accelerated Reader, Star Reading, the CSAP, the LEAP, and educator surveys indicated that Carmel Hill is successfully helping disadvantaged schools improve student reading performance.

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