ERIC Number: ED021693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Strengthing Reading Services through Increasing Provisions for Secondary Before or After School Reading Centers.
Milwaukee Public Schools, WI.
The Voluntary Reading Center Project was designed to extend regular reading center activities beyond normal school hours in order to serve more students. A total of 101 students in nine secondary schools received instruction for one semester; a total of 100 students in three secondary schools received instruction for two semesters. The project was evaluated by pretests and post-tests to determine reading vocabulary achievement and student attitude changes and by reactions solicited from the teachers and principals involved. Test results indicated a mean reading vocabulary gain of 0.39 years for one-semester participants and 1.13 years for two-semester participants. There were no significant changes in student attitudes. School personnel responses were generally favorable except that most teachers indicated difficulty in procuring interested students. Three of the eight teachers suggested that the project be dropped. Based on these results, it was recommended that the project either be changed so that more students could participate or continued only in schools where it would be implemented for two semesters. Sample copies of the student attitude measurement and school personnel questionnaire are included in appendixes. (BS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Public Schools, WI.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Milwaukee Public Schools WI