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ERIC Number: ED016020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 40
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EVALUATION OF THE COMMUNICATION SKILLS CENTERS PROJECT, SPRING SEMESTER AND SUMMER 1966.
Detroit Public Schools, MI.
THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE 1965-66 ACTIVITIES OF AN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT, TITLE I PROJECT WHICH PROVIDES PUBLIC AND NONPUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATIONALLY DISADVANTAGED PUPILS IN GRADES FOUR TO 12 WITH SPECIAL REMEDIAL READING SERVICES. AS A PART OF THIS PROJECT, THREE 2-WEEK SUMMER WORKSHOPS OFFERED INSERVICE TRAINING IN REMEDIAL READING INSTRUCTION. DATA FROM THE STANDARDIZED READING TESTS WHICH WERE ADMINISTERED TO PROJECT PUPILS BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE READING THERAPY INDICATED THAT THEIR READING GAINS WERE GREATER THAN WOULD BE EXPECTED FOR NORMAL-ACHIEVING PUPILS. MOREOVER, ACCORDING TO THE QUESTIONNAIRES ANSWERED BY A SAMPLE OF THE PUPILS' CLASSROOM TEACHERS, THE PROJECT PUPILS IMPROVED THEIR REGULAR SCHOOL ATTITUDE, EFFORT, AND ACHIEVEMENT. THE TEACHERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE SUMMER WORKSHOPS RATED THEIR TRAINING HIGHLY. IT IS FELT THAT THESE EVALUATIONS, OBTAINED AT THE END OF THE FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION, MEASURE ONLY SHORT RANGE EFFECTS AND THAT ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE IS NEEDED OF THE LONGER RANGE EFFECTS OF THE PROJECT ON PUPILS' READING ACHIEVEMENT AND OTHER LEARNING GOALS. THE OPERATIONAL COST OF THIS PROJECT IS ESTIMATED TO BE $390 PER PUPIL. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers: COMMUNICATION SKILLS CENTERS PROJECT; MICHIGAN; Michigan (Detroit); Stanford Achievement Tests