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ERIC Number: ED015117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 26
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Reference Count: 0
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IMPROVING THE READING LEVEL OF DISADVANTAGED ADULTS.
MCKEE, JOHN M.; AND OTHERS
TO HELP DISADVANTAGED INMATES WITH LOW READING LEVELS AND THOSE CONSIDERED FUNCTIONALLY ILLITERATE, THE DRAPER CORRECTIONAL CENTER IN ALABAMA EXPERIMENTED WITH VARIOUS READING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS. MOST SUCCESSFUL WAS THE READING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM USING THE PERCEPTOSCOPE. ALL APPLICANTS WHO SCORED BELOW THE SEVENTH GRADE READING LEVEL IN THE METROPOLITAN ACHIEVEMENT TEST TOOK THE PERCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT LABORATORIES (PDL) DIAGNOSTIC READING TEST AND WERE THEN ENROLLED EITHER IN THE PHONICS PROGRAM OR IN THE INTERMEDIATE READING PROGRAM. THE PHONICS PROGRAM HELPED INMATES WHO COULD NOT FUNCTION AT THE INTERMEDIATE LEVEL KNOW ABOUT LANGUAGE SOUNDS AND DEVELOP THE ABILITY TO CONVERT SOUNDS INTO WORDS THROUGH THE PDL PHONICS TRAINING SYSTEM. THE 40-LESSON INTERMEDIATE READING PROGRAM USED LESSONS READ FROM THE SCREEN WITH SPEED CONTROLLED BY THE PERCEPTOSCOPE AND LESSONS TO IMPROVE COMPREHENSION. THE WHOLE PROGRAM WAS EFFECTIVE IN TEACHING READING SKILLS, PARTICULARLY COMPREHENSION, AND IN ENHANCING OTHER LANGUAGE SKILLS. THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP GAINED 2.5 GRADE LEVELS, THE CONTROL GROUP HAD A .7 GAIN. THIS REPORT LISTS OTHER READING PROGRAMS USED AT DRAPER CORRECTIONAL CENTER. (NS)
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Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Elmore, AL. Draper Correctional Center.
Identifiers: Alabama; Draper Correctional Center AL; Manpower Development and Training Act