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ERIC Number: ED001456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun-4
Pages: 32
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STATISTICAL DATA FROM PILOT PROJECTS IN COMPENSATORY EDUCATION. FINAL REPORT.
KRATT, EDWIN C.; AND OTHERS
PRE- AND POST-TESTING WAS DONE WITH CHILDREN WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM. THE CHANGES IN IQ SUPPORTED THE HYPOTHESIS THAT PRESCHOOL TRAINING PROVIDED THESE CHILDREN WITH A BETTER BACKGROUND FOR SUCCESS IN REGULAR SCHOOL GRADES. UNDERACHIEVING JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM. THEY WERE DIVIDED INTO A CONTROL AND EXPERIMENTAL GROUP, AND MORE CHILDREN IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP PROGRESSED IN THEIR GRADES. THE INQUIRY TRAINING METHODS WAS BASED ON THE DISCOVERY APPROACH TO LEARNING. IT WAS USED IN AN INTEGRATED GROUP OF NONDISADVANTAGED AND DISADVANTAGED FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE CHILDREN IN THE AREA OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE. TESTING SHOWED DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN MADE MORE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS THAN THE OTHER CHILDREN. READING OPPORTUNITY TEACHERS WERE PLACED IN TWO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE SPECIAL INSTRUCTION FOR UNDERACHIEVERS. DATA WERE COLLECTED THROUGH THE USE OF TEST RESULTS OF CONTROL AND EXPERIMENTAL GROUP TESTING. SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT WAS NOTED IN THE READING ABILITY AND SKILLS OF CHILDREN GIVEN SPECIAL INSTRUCTION. SPLIT SESSIONS READING AND A LANGUAGE ARTS APPROACH ENABLED TEACHERS TO WORK WITH SMALL GROUPS IN GRADES 1 THROUGH 6. ONE SCHOOL SHOWED NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE, BUT THE OTHER DID MAKE SOME GAINS IN BOTH READING VOCABULARY AND COMPREHENSION. IT WAS FELT THAT OVER A PERIOD OF TIME THIS METHOD OF SCHEDULING STUDENTS FOR READING WOULD PROVE BENEFICIAL. EVENING COUNSELING WAS HELD TO BETTER ACQUAINT PARENTS WITH SCHOOL PROCEDURES AND GOALS. THE REPORT CONTAINS STATISTICS ON THE NUMBER OF CONTACTS MADE AND THE INFORMATION GAINED FROM INTERVIEWS ON THE FAMILY BACKGROUNDS. RECOMMENDATIONS OF COUNSELORS WERE GIVEN, AND CONTINUATION OF THE PROGRAM WAS URGED. A PROJECT CENSUS WAS GIVEN COVERING THE EIGHT SCHOOLS INCLUDING IN THE COMPENSATORY EDUCATION PROGRAM. A BUDGET BREAKDOWN FOR THE MCATEER ACT FOR 2 YEARS WAS ALSO GIVEN.
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Authoring Institution: Fresno City Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Fresno); MCATEER ACT