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ERIC Number: ED014373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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ASCERTAINING INSTRUCTIONAL LEVELS.
BOTEL, MORTON
A RATIONALE FOR FITTING BOOKS TO THE PUPIL BASED ON BOTH PSYCHOLOGICAL AND LINGUISTIC EVIDENCE IS PRESENTED. THE GOAL OF PLACING STUDENTS ON THEIR PROPER INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL IS NOT ACHIEVED GENERALLY IN A SCHOOL UNLESS IT IS MADE A MATTER OF POLICY AND IMPLEMENTED IN WELL-DEFINED WAYS. THREE SCHOOL-WIDE PROCEDURES CONCERNED WITH DETERMINING INSTRUCTIONAL LEVELS ARE CONSIDERED--THE INFORMAL TEACHER APPRAISAL, CHECKOUT PROCEDURES, AND READING INVENTORIES AND PLACEMENT TESTS. TEACHER APPRAISAL IN EVERY SUBJECT AND IN EVERY GRADE IS THE IDEAL APPROACH TO THE CONTINUOUS PROBLEM OF DETERMINING INSTRUCTIONAL LEVELS. IN THE CHECKOUT PROCEDURE, A READING SPECIALIST WORKING WITH THE TEACHER OR PRINCIPAL SHARES THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ADVANCING PUPILS FROM ONE LEVEL TO ANOTHER BY LISTENING TO THE CHILD READ ORALLY AND THEN CHECKING HIS COMPREHENSION IN A VARIETY OF WAYS. READING INVENTORIES SHOULD BE REGARDED AS STARTING POINTS. SEVEN REFERENCES ARE GIVEN. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE (SEATTLE, MAY 4-6, 1967). (RH)
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Identifiers: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA