ERIC Number: ED023553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Transition Room Program, 1967 Report.
Glassner, Leonard E.
The Transition Room Program of the Pittsburgh Schools was defined and evaluated by the staff, the administration, and a program evaluator from the Office of Research. The definition included general objectives, anticipated outcomes, student criteria and characteristics, staff qualifications and functions, media, student activities, and staff activities. The program was designed to help underachieving third and fourth graders solve reading problems by participating in a small class group for one-fourth to one-half of the school day. Seven of the 36 transition room teachers were interviewed to determine the compatibility of the transition room with the total school setting in respect to the use of student and teacher time, facilities, and media. The formal program definition was then evaluated with respect to its comprehensiveness and face validity. Metropolitan Achievement Test scores (paragraph meaning subtest) were compared for an experimental and a control group , and findings and conclusions are presented. The program produced increased student reading comprehension, but there is a need for a more precise program definition and an adequate treatment identification design. Appendixes include the two interview schedules used. (CM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act