Year 1 Results

Enhancing the Learning Environment

Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observations Toolkit (ELLCO)

 
Year 1 Pretest (2007-2008)
Year 1 Posttest (2007-2008)
  ELLCO
ELLCO
 
All
Intervention
Comparison
All
Intervention
Comparison
(n=5)
(n=5)
(n=5)
(n=5)
Percent of Items on Literacy Environment Checklist
.71
.73
.68
.83
.96
.69
Percent of Items on General Classroom Environment
.79
.77
.81
.83
.86
.80
Percent of Items on Language, Literacy, and Curriculum
.57
.61
.52
.65
.72
.58
Percent of Items on the Literacy Activities Rating Scale
.56
.54
.58
.39
.43
.35

 


 

Adult-Child Interactive Reading Inventory (ACIRI)

 
Year 1 Pretest (2007-2008)
Year 1 Posttest (2007-2008)
  ACIRI ACIRI
 
All
Intervention Teachers
Comparison Teachers
Iter. Teaching Assistants
All
Intervention Teachers
Comparison Teachers
Iter. Teaching Assistants
(n=5)
(n=5)
(n=5)
(n=5)
(n=5)
(n=5)
Adult
1.59
1.7
1.42
1.61
2.06
2.16
1.95
2.26
Child
1.63
1.85
1.47
1.47
2.01
2.13
1.87
2.21

 


 

Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale

 
Year 1 Pretest (2007-2008)
Year 1 Posttest (2007-2008)
 
Arnett
Arnett
 
All
Intervention Teachers
Comparison Teachers
Iter. Teaching Assistants
All
Intervention Teachers
Comparison Teachers
Iter. Teaching Assistants
(n=5)
(n=5)
(n=5)
(n=5)
(n=5)
(n=5)
Positive Items
3.25
3.42
3.79
3.23
3.52
3.75
3.31
3.66
Negative Items
1.30
1.22
1.79
1.23
1.29
1.26
1.36
1.28

 


 

Improve Child Outcomes Through Curriculum Implementation

 Phonological Awareness and Literacy Screening (PALS)

   Upper and Lower Case Letter Identification
 
PALS Upper Case Pretest
PALS Upper Case Posttest
 
 
Average # Letters Identified
Average # Letters Identified
Children Making Gains
Intervention
8.85 (8.67)
15.57 (8.92)
39 (77%)
Comparison
9.65 (9.5)
15.43 (9.8)
33 (59%)

 


 

Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test

 
PPVT-4 Pretest
PPVT-4 Posttest
 
Average Standard Score
Children Scoring 85 or higher
Average Standard Score
Children Scoring 85 or higher
Intervention (n=50)
88.7 (14.35)
33 (66%)
93.24 (14.25)
39 (77%)
Comparison (n=55)
82.42 (24.31)
23 (42%)
86.06 (24.29)
33 (59%)

 


 

Preschool Language Scales-Expressive Communication

 
PLS Expressive Communication
 
Pretest Average Standard Score
Average Standard Score
Children Making Gains
Intervention (n=51)
89.96 (16.69)
92.23 (19.15)
34 (67%)
Comparison (n=49)
88.82 (17.72)
93.55 (19.21)
30 (61%)

 


 

Improve Home Literacy Environment

 

Home Literacy Inventory

  Pretest Year 1 (2007-2008) Posttest Year 1 (2007-2008)
  All Families Intervention Families Comparison Families All Families Intervention Families Comparison Families
  (n=48) (n=55) (n=38) (n=33)
How does the child watch TV/videos at home?            
Alone 9% 15% 4% 3% 5% 0%
With other children/adults in the room 61% 62% 62% 28% 34% 24%
With an adult commenting on/explaining 27% 26% 29% 65% 61% 70%
             
Of the 13 non-print activities listed, children engage in an average of 63% 58% 66% 80% 79% 8%
             
How frequently do family members read aloud to children?            
Less than once per week 2% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0%
1-2 times per week 21% 29% 15% 8% 13% 3%
Daily 76% 67% 85% 90% 87% 94%
             
The percentage of the 17 different things children could be doing while someone reads at home to them 59% 56% 61% 75% 72% 80%
The percentage of the 17 things children could be doing while someone at home engages in shared reading with them 58% 56% 61% 81% 72% 85%
The percentage of the 5 literacy related activities listed that children engage in each week 58% 56% 61% 81% 72% 85%
The percentage of the 21 reading-related items listed that children see adults using weekly 51% 48% 54% 59% 60% 58%
The percentage of the 21 reading-related items listed that children look at with interest weekly 39% 35% 44% 51% 49% 54%
             
How often does the child write at home?            
Less than once a week 3% 4% 2% 0% 0% 0%
At least once a week 9% 10% 7% 4% 8% 0%
Daily 81% 75% 87% 89% 84% 94%
             
The percentage of the 15 different things children usually do when someone at home draws or writes with them 63% 58% 68% 74% 72% 77%
The percentage of the 12 things children do at home when they are writing or drawing 52% 46% 56% 65% 64% 66%