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ERIC Number: ED011499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 46
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Reference Count: 0
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INDIVIDUALIZED READING PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY GRADES.
NICHOLS, MARGUERITE; AND OTHERS
AN INDIVIDUALIZED READING PROGRAM FOR GRADES 2, 4, AND 5 WAS INITIATED AT PLATEAU VALLEY SCHOOL IN COLLBRAN, COLORADO, IN AN EFFORT TO RAISE THE ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL OF CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED YOUTH IN RURAL AREAS. THE PROGRAM AT EACH GRADE LEVEL IS DESCRIBED IN TERMS OF THE METHODS USED TO GATHER PRELIMINARY DATA, IN THE SELECTION AND USE OF MATERIALS, IN PLANNING AND CONDUCTING CLASS ACTIVITIES, IN TRYING NEW METHODS AND TECHNIQUES, AND IN EVALUATING THE RESULTS. EXAMPLES OF PUPIL READING RECORD BOOKS, TESTS, READING INVENTORIES, READING PROFILES, CLASS-SHARING IDEAS, QUESTIONS USED WITH INDEPENDENT READING, AND BOOK REVIEW FORMS ARE INCLUDED. USES OF THE SCIENCE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES (SRA) READING LABS, WEEKLY READER, AND BASAL READER MATERIALS ARE DESCRIBED. THE PROGRAM WAS EVALUATED ON THE BASIS OF (1) STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT ON THE SRA ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, SCOTT FORESMAN TESTS, IOWA TESTS OF BASIC SKILLS, WEEKLY READER TESTS, AND ANECDOTAL RECORDS AND STUDENT BEHAVIOR CHANGES, (2) TEACHER CHANGES IN METHODS OF TEACHING AND ATTITUDES TOWARD JOB AND INTEREST OF NONPROJECT TEACHERS, AND (3) EFFECTS ON SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY AS INDICATED BY CHANGES IN SCHOOL OPERATIONS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, ACCEPTANCE, AND INTEREST. TEST SCORES FOR THE THREE CLASSES ARE GIVEN. (LS)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.; Colorado Western States Small Schools Project, Denver.
Identifiers: Colorado (Denver); Science Research Associates; WESTERN STATES SMALL SCHOOLS PROJECT