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Reading First Evaluation

Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines, IA (2007-2008)

EPI conducted an evaluation of Iowa’s statewide Reading First Program, a federally-sponsored program which targets students in K-3. In addition to developing case studies of ten of the state’s best-performing schools, this evaluation included univariate and multivariate statistical analyses of school-level student achievement data. Specific statistical methods included Hierarchical Linear Regression (HLR), Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA), and chi-square analysis.