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ERIC Number: ED017405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 37
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STRENGTHENING READING SERVICES THROUGH INCREASING PROVISIONS FOR ELEMENTARY READING CENTERS.
VINCENT, HAROLD S.; AND OTHERS
IN JANUARY 1966, THE MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS EXTENDED READING SERVICES TO PUBLIC AND NONPUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN IN GRADES 3 TO 8 WHO WERE RETARDED IN READING. THE PROJECT PROVIDED ADDITIONAL READING CENTERS AND WAS CARRIED OUT IN FIVE OF 12 PROPOSED ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. THIRTY TO 35 MINUTES OF SMALL-GROUP READING WAS GIVEN 5 DAYS A WEEK. PUBLIC-SCHOOL REFERRALS ATTENDED MORNING SESSIONS WHILE PAROCHIAL SCHOOL REFERRALS WERE INSTRUCTED IN THE AFTERNOON. FOR EVALUATION PURPOSES, CHILDREN IN GRADES 3 THROUGH 6 FROM TWO SCHOOLS SERVED AS THE EVALUATION SAMPLE. ACHIEVEMENT WAS DETERMINED BY THE CALIFORNIA READING TEST, TEACHERS' RATINGS, A PUPIL ATTITUDE SURVEY, AND PUPILS' REPORT CARDS. THE TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS INVOLVED EVALUATED THE PROJECT AT ITS CONCLUSION. RESULTS SHOWED THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE REFERRALS GAINED IN READING GRADE EQUIVALENT AND THAT THEIR READING RETARDATION WAS REDUCED. BETTER PUPIL-TEACHER RELATIONSHIPS AND IMPROVED PUPIL-BEHAVIOR WERE OBSERVED. MATERIALS, TECHNIQUES, CLASS SIZE, CURRICULUM, AND SUPERVISORY HELP WERE RATED AS EXCELLENT. SAMPLE EVALUATION FORMS ARE PROVIDED. (NS)
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Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Public Schools, WI.
Identifiers: Milwaukee Public Schools WI