Exploring Reading First Program Implementation Across Schools with Differing Achievement Results

Exploring Reading First Program Implementation Across Schools with Differing Achievement Results

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This study examines implementation of the California Reading First Plan in two elementary schools in one Southern California school district. Reading First is a federal initiative aimed at improving reading instruction in primary grades. For the purposes of the present study, the focus is on understanding what differences exist in the implementation of the Reading First Plan and how contextual factors may support or hinder implementation. The overarching research question is as follows: Are there differences in Reading First implementation at a school with high achievement index scores as compared to a school with low achievement index scores?... I concluded that all of the grade levels (K-3) at both sites met or exceeded the Reading First required amount of time on language arts. In fact ... As expected, most Houghton Mifflin program materials were displayed in classrooms, however the Phonics Center did not appear to be ... for pacing in the language arts program based on the district pacing guide. ... I observed writing process boards in grade one, two and three classrooms at School A and in grade one and two at School B.


Title:Exploring Reading First Program Implementation Across Schools with Differing Achievement Results
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2006
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