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ERIC Number: ED011828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A STATE-WIDE STUDY OF READING PROGRAMS, A RESEARCH REPORT.
MCGUIRE, MARION L.
THE FOURTH-GRADE READING PROGRAMS IN 285 PUBLIC, PAROCHIAL, AND PRIVATE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOLS WERE SURVEYED TO IDENTIFY THE POLICIES, PROGRAMS, MATERIALS, PERSONNEL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS THAT AFFECT PRIMARY GRADE READING INSTRUCTION. STATE-TESTING-PROGRAM SCORES WERE USED TO COMPARE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF 20 READING TREATMENTS. A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS DISTRIBUTED IN MARCH 1966 TO GATHER INFORMATION ABOUT (1) THE PRIMARY-GRADE READING PROGRAMS OF THE 1965-66 FOURTH-GRADE CLASSES, (2) CURRENT PRACTICES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL READING PROGRAM, AND (3) THE EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL NEEDS OF TEACHERS WHO TEACH READING AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL. DATA FROM THE QUESTIONNAIRE WERE USED WITH STATE-TESTING- PROGRAM SCORES ON THE CALIFORNIA MENTAL MATURITY TEST, THE CALIFORNIA ELEMENTARY ACHIEVEMENT TEST BATTERY, AND THE SCHOLASTIC TEST SERVICE WORK-STUDY SKILLS TEST TO COMPARE GROUPS ON THE BASIS OF KINDERGARTEN EXPERIENCE, KINDERGARTEN AND/OR GRADE 1 ENTRANCE AGE, READINESS ACTIVITIES, BASIC READING APPROACH, TEACHER-PUPIL RELATIONSHIP, ORGANIZATION FOR READING, MATERIALS FOR BASIC INSTRUCTION, BASAL READERS, SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS, CONSULTANT ASSISTANCE, INDIVIDUAL HELP, CENTRAL LIBRARY, NUMBER OF BOOKS PER CHILD, CLASSROOM LIBRARY, CLASS SIZE, SOCIOECONOMIC LEVEL OF COMMUNITY, EDUCATIONAL-CULTURAL BACKGROUND, AND LANGUAGE BACKGROUND. AN EXAMPLE OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE, TABLES, AND A GLOSSARY ARE INCLUDED. (LS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Rhode Island State Dept. of Education, Providence.
Identifiers: Rhode Island (Providence)