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ERIC Number: ED001339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 272
Abstractor: N/A
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IMPROVEMENT OF INSTRUCTION IN WASHINGTON SCHOOLS.
BRUNO, LOUIS
FACTS ABOUT INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENTS MADE BY 191 WASHINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE YEARS 1958-1961 WERE PRESENTED. IN ADDITION TO THE IMPROVEMENTS MADE BY INDIVIDUAL TEACHERS, THESE DISTRICTS DEVELOPED 976 NEW INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS. THESE DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDED ALL SUBJECT AREAS AND GRADES (K-14). THE FIRST PART OF THE REPORT SUMMARIZED THE TYPES OF INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENTS, USING STATISTICAL TABLES PROVIDING AN OVERALL PICTURE OF THE TYPES OF IMPROVEMENTS FOUND FEASIBLE, ALONG WITH FINANCING PROCEDURES UTILIZED. AN EXAMPLE OF A REPORT WAS THE DESCRIPTION OF GRADE LEVELS SERVED BY NEW PROGRAMS. WITH A LISTING OF THE NUMBER OF PROGRAMS IN EACH OF THE YEARS 1958-1961, AN INCREASE IN QUANITY OF PROGRAMS WAS SHOWN BY A PERCENTAGE SCALE. THE GRADES MOST AFFECTED WERE THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADES. THE DATA ALSO INDICATED AN INCREASE IN EDUCATIONAL CHANGE IN THE INTERMEDIATE AND PRIMARY GRADES. THE GRADES TABULATED WERE FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE. THE SECOND PART OF THE REPORT PROVIDED DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS ABOUT 462 SPECIFIC IMPROVEMENTS MADE BY SPECIFIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS. ONE SUCH IMPROVEMENT PROVIDED ENRICHMENT MATERIALS IN LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE 5TH AND 6TH GRADES. SIXTY-FIVE STUDENTS WITH TWO TEACHERS USED THE S.R.A. READING LABORATORY, WITH TAPES (AURAL-ORAL SPANISH), RADIO, READERS DIGEST SKILL TEXT, AND JUNIOR SCHOLASTIC. THE STUDENTS WERE PLACED IN A SEPARATE CLASSROOM AND WERE GIVEN WORK ON A HIGHER LEVEL THAN THE ORDINARY 6TH GRADE CLASSES. EVALUATION WAS BY PRE- AND POST-ACHIEVEMENT TESTS AND TEACHER JUDGEMENT. RESULTS SHOWED THAT TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND PARENTS WERE IN FAVOR OF THE PROGRAM.
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Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers: WASHINGTON; Washington (Olympia)