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dc.contributor.authorMac Iver, Douglas J.
dc.contributor.authorPlank, Stephen B.
dc.contributor.authorBalfanz, Robert
dc.descriptionThe Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk (CRESPAR) was established in 1994 and continued until 2004. It was a collaboration between Johns Hopkins University and Howard University. CRESPAR’s mission was to conduct research, development, evaluation, and dissemination of replicable strategies designed to transform schooling for students who were placed at risk due to inadequate institutional responses to such factors as poverty, ethnic minority status, and non-English-speaking home background.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Talent Development Middle School’s Student Team Literature (STL) program includes: (1) curricular materials designed to assist students study great literature; (2) recommended instructional practices, peer assistance processes, and assessments; and (3) staff development, mentoring, and advising to support the curricular and instructional reforms. Data on students‘ prior reading achievement, achievement after the first year of implementation, and on the frequency of peer assistance were collected in 21 STL classes and in 25 comparison classes in a closely matched control school. HLM analyses that control for prior reading achievement reveal that students in STL classes display significantly better reading comprehension after the first year of implementation (effect size = .51).en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOffice of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education (R-117-D40005)en_US
dc.subjectCenter for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risken_US
dc.subjectThe Talent Development Middle Schoolen_US
dc.titleCRESPAR Report #15: Working Together to Become Proficient Readers: Early Impact of the Talent Development Middle School's Student Team Literature Programen_US
dc.title.alternativeCRESPAR: Report #15en_US
dc.title.alternativeCenter for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk: Report #15en_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US

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    Founded more than 50 years ago at Johns Hopkins University, the Center for Social Organization of Schools, now part of the Johns Hopkins School of Education, concentrates its considerable research and development resources on improving low-performing schools and the education they offer their students. The center maintains a staff of full-time sociologists, psychologists, social psychologists, and educators who conduct programmatic research to improve the education system, as well as full-time support staff engaged in developing curricula and providing technical assistance to help schools use the center’s research.

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