ERIC Number: ED036400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Sulzberger Reading Laboratory Clinic, 1968-1969.
An evaluation of the reading laboratory clinic at the Sulzberger Junior High School, Philadelphia, is reported. On the basis of a group informal reading inventory (IRI) 120 from a total of 467 grade-7 students were assigned to the clinic. Pupils who scored below third-grade second-semester book level were considered eligible for the clinic program. The IRI was based on the Scott, Foresman Series. An eclectic approach, utilizing all types of reading materials, was used to provide intensive individualized reading instruction. Students assigned to the clinic and nonassigned students were compared as to the amount of gain shown by a group IRI and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. Each student's previous year's score on the Iowa Test was used as a covariant. The clinic group did not show significantly greater gains than the control group on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. The experimental group showed significant growth in book reading levels on the group IRI from the beginning to the end of the program. Recommendations, charts, and tables are included. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.