A team of evaluators from
American Institutes for Research based in Washington, DC and MDRC, formerly known as
the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, of New York
will use data from these models to conduct research on how to
effectively support students at the secondary school level.
In all, 34 high schools from eight U.S. school districts are
participating in the ERO study.
For two years, beginning in the fall of 2005, Meade and Old Mill high schools will participate in the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning’s Strategic Instruction Model. Arundel and Glen Burnie high schools will participate in WestEd’s Reading Apprenticeship Academic Literacy program. Both programs were developed using scientifically-based reading research principles, and both show gains in student reading skills.
For further information about the Enhanced Reading Opportunities study, please see:
Enhanced Reading Opportunities: Evaluating the Impact of
Adolescent Literacy Programs in Freshman Academies
Ms. Lise Foran