WWC review of this study

Evaluation of Experience Corps: Student reading outcomes.

Morrow-Howell, N., Jonson-Reid, M., McCrary, S., Lee, Y., & Spitznagel, E. (2009). St. Louis: Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Center for Social Development.

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
     examining 
    881
     students 
    in grades
    1-3
At least one statistically significant positive finding
Meets WWC standards without reservations

Reviewed: February 2010

Reading achievement outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
index

Grade Specific Reading

Experience Corps Program vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Full sample
881 students

2.76

2.66

Yes

 
 
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More Outcomes

Woodcock Johnson (WJ): Passage Comprehension subtest

Experience Corps Program vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Full sample
881 students

88.69

87.17

No

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Woodcock Johnson (WJ): Word Attack subtest

Experience Corps Program vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Full sample
881 students

95.79

94.2

No

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Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT)

Experience Corps Program vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Full sample
881 students

82.72

82.7

No

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Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • 24% English language learners

  • 94% Free or reduced price lunch

  • Female: 49%
    Male: 51%
  • Race
    Black
    58%
  • Ethnicity
    Hispanic
    36%
    Not Hispanic
    64%

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    Massachusetts, New York, Texas
 

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