ERIC Number: ED028023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Educational Survey to Determine Reading Disabilities.
Hodges, Kathleen M.; And Others
Under an ESEA/Title III Planning Grant, a survey of 11,311 students in grades 4 through 7 in 12 rural central Georgia school systems was undertaken to identify reading disability. Results indicated that approximately one-fourth of these students was reading more than 1 years below their expectancy levels as determined by a recognized formula. An experimental remedial program was conducted with 26 of the severely disabled readers. Average gains as determined by standardized tests for the 24 children who completed the 9-month program were significant. Average growth rates in reading were approximately twice those for previous school years. This experimental program will be expanded into full-scale preventative and remedial programs. (BS)
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Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act
Note: Paper presented at International Reading Association conference, Boston, Mass., April 24-27, 1968.