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The ultimate tribute to a reading program is the objective measurement of improvement as reported in pre and post-test scores at the end of predetermined periods of intense instruction. Over 450 students participated in the studies listed below. They had all begun remediation at least two years behind their reading grade level placement. The high school and adult students began reading remediation with reading grade level scores between 2.0 and 5.0.
The following 15 institutions participated in pre and post testing as measured by several standardized tests:
1. New York State Office of Alcoholism and     Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS)
2. New York City Department of Education, Adult     Basic Education
3. District Council 37 of the AFL, CIO
  Students enrolled in the three programs above were tested with: Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE), CTB, McGraw-Hill
 
4. Franklinville Elementary School, Buffalo, New     York
  California Achievement Test (CAT), CTB, McGraw-Hill
 

5. John F. Kennedy High School, Bronx, NY
6. Louis D. Brandeis High School, Manhattan, NY 

 

Stanford Diagnostic Reading Comprehension Test, The Psychological Corp., Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich

 
Number of Students:
Grades:
Instructional Period:
 
 
 
 
168
5th – Adult
1 year
2 years
3 years
 
 
 
 
2.0 years grade growth
2.5 years grade growth
3.6 years grade growth
 
7-15. Intermediate Schools 52, 74, 131, 174, 192
         Junior High Schools 120, 123,
125
         Public School 164
         Community School District 8, Bronx, NY

            Degrees of Reading Power (DRP)
Number of Students:
Grades:
Instructional Period:
Number and % Showing Gains MIU:
Number and % Showing Gains NCE:
 
 
298
5th – 8th
1 year
222
176
 
 
 
 
 
74%
59%