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ERIC Number: ED017267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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EXTENDING A HELPING HAND EDUCATIONALLY, A REPORT OF THE PROGRESS OF THE STUDENTS IN BASIC SKILLS 100, SUMMER 1967.
SILVER, A.B.
IN SUMMER 1967, ALL ENTERING STUDENTS WHO SCORED BELOW THE 11TH PERCENTILE ON THE BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION, SCAT, AND ENGLISH CLASSIFICATION TEST WERE GIVEN ADDITIONAL READING, ARITHMETIC, AND GROUP NONVERBAL INTELLIGENCE TESTS. FROM THIS GROUP, 27 VOLUNTEERS WERE CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE IN A 6-WEEK, 4-HOUR DAILY PROGRAM OF REMEDIAL ENGLISH, READING, AND MATHEMATICS. PRE- AND POST-TESTS SHOWED MEAN READING GAINS FROM GRADE 8.0 TO GRADE 8.4, WITH SOME STUDENTS IMPROVING BY MORE THAN TWO GRADE LEVELS. SIMILAR GAINS WERE NOTED IN THE SCAT AND THE ENGLISH CLASSIFICATION TEST. IN THIS PROGRAM, ATTENDANCE WAS NEARLY PERFECT, STUDENTS SUBMITTED WORK REGULARLY, STUDENT APATHY WAS MINIMAL, STUDENTS RECEIVED DAILY INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION, AND WORK SUBMITTED WAS CORRECTED BUT NOT GRADED. A LABORATORY ATMOSPHERE WAS MAINTAINED, WITH A STUDENT AIDE TO ASSIST THE TEACHER IN WORKING WITH INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS. GAINS IN TEST SCORES AND STATED STUDENT ATTITUDE INDICATED THAT THE PROGRAM WAS SUCCESSFUL AND WORTHY OF CONTINUATION. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Bakersfield Coll., CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Bakersfield)