ERIC Number: ED029766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Summer Crash Tutorial Program, 1968.
Crenshaw Community Youth Study Association, Los Angeles, CA.
Eighty high school students from economically deprived homes in Los Angeles were trained to tutor third through sixth graders in reading. Selection of tutors was based on low reading achievement scores and teacher recommendation. Twenty middle-income youths also participated, as well as other volunteers. Tutors were trained in four 3-hour sessions using Formula Phonics. Training sessions involved studying learning theory related to reading deficiencies, studying programing techniques using the word attack system, and practicing teaching techniques. Tutors worked in teams of five with five to 10 students. The tutors were heterogeneously grouped according to reading ability; their students were homogeneously grouped. The greatest number of tutoring sessions which any pupil could have attended was 16. Pretesting and post-testing on various forms of the Word Knowledge and Reading sections of the Metropolitan Achievement Test showed an average improvement of 1.0 grades for the students being tutored and a .8 improvement in average reading grade for the tutors. Evaluations of the program are reported from a questionnaire survey of tutors' reactions. A resume of related research and tables are included. (CM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic Youth Opportunity Association.
Authoring Institution: Crenshaw Community Youth Study Association, Los Angeles, CA.