ERIC Number: ED028894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Communication Skills Center Project; Detroit, Michigan. It Works.
The Communication Skills Center Project (CSC) in Detroit, Michigan, a Title I project, provided remedial reading services to 2,845 educationally disadvantaged children (80 to 85 percent Negro) in grades 2 through 12 during 1966-67. The facilities included six communication skills centers, three serving elementary and junior high school students and three serving high school students; one reading development center, including a diagnostic reading clinic and a methods and materials development laboratory; and 14 supplementary CSC classrooms. The measurement of reading achievement gains was based on pretest and post-test results using various appropriate levels of the California Reading Test and the Stanford Reading Test. Social-psychological adjustment was also evaluated. Students were organized into very low, low, and normal categories according to aptitude test scores. The findings indicated that, in general, at all school levels pupils of low and very low scholastic aptitude made significant gains in reading achievement to justify their selection. Greater rates of comprehension gain than would be expected of normal achieving pupils were noted for all three aptitude levels for all age groups except for the very low aptitude elementary subgroup. References are indicated. (CM)
Descriptors: Black Students, Compensatory Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Centers, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Secondary Education, Skill Centers
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (OE-37039, $.25)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Division of Compensatory Education, BESE.
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