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ERIC Number: ED015958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 121
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PROGRESSIVE CHOICE READING INSTRUCTION IN THE PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM.
GROTBERG, EDITH H.
DESCRIBED ARE THE ACTIVITIES OF THE PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY SCHOOL PROJECT (1966-67), WHICH WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE VALUE OF INTENSIVE READING INSTRUCTION IN A RURAL SCHOOL SYSTEM. THE PROJECT LASTED APPROXIMATELY 7 MONTHS AND INVOLVED NEARLY 1,500 STUDENTS. DESIGNED AS A CORRECTIVE READING PROGRAM FOR ALL CHILDREN IN GRADES ONE THROUGH 10 IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, IT USED AS ITS PRIMARY MATERIALS "THE BASAL PROGRESSIVE CHOICE" AND "THE ACCELERATED PROGRESSIVE CHOICE READING METHODS." INCLUDED IN THE REPORT ARE A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM MATERIALS AND OF THE TRAINING OF TEACHERS AND AIDES IN THEIR USE, A DISCUSSION OF THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN EVALUATING THE PROJECT AND THE WAY IN WHICH THE PROGRAM FUNCTIONED. ONE SECTION DEALS WITH PRETEST, INTERIM, AND FINAL SCORES ON THE STANFORD ACHIEVEMENT TESTS AND LORGE-THORNDIKE INTELLIGENCE TESTS. ANOTHER SECTION IS DEVOTED TO AGE-GRADE PLACEMENT ASPECTS IN A GROUP WHICH HAD NO SCHOOLING FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. ALSO DESCRIBED IS A 1966 SUMMER PROGRAM. THE REPORT ENDS WITH AN EVALUATION, A SUMMARY, AND SOME CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THE PROJECT. EXTENSIVE APPENDIXES INCLUDE A HISTORICAL REVIEW OF THE SCHOOL'S CLOSING, THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF THE COUNTY'S NEGRO PUPILS FROM 1959 TO 1965, VARIOUS FORMS USED BY THE PROJECT, AND 20 TABLES OF TEST RESULTS. THERE IS ALSO A REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Institute of Educational Research, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Lorge Thorndike Intelligence Tests; PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY SCHOOL PROJECT; Stanford Achievement Tests; VIRGINIA