ERIC Number: ED044373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Skill Assessment and Instruction Program.
Littky, Dennis; And Others
A program was developed in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Demonstration School District as a means of solving the problems of teacher training, inadequate use of community personnel, and the absence of a strong feedback and accountability system. Focus is on the teaching process in its direct relation to skill strengths and weaknesses of each child. A curriculum was developed by selected school staff and consultants, specifying behavioral objectives for reading, comprehension, and mathematics. From this curriculum an assessment instrument was constructed that could identify strengths and weaknesses of each child in basic skill areas, spot interests, and place each child clearly in a curricular sequence of basic skills. First assessment of 2,500 elementary children in six schools was conducted in fall 1969 by 15 teacher trainers and 60 parents (paraprofessionals) trained in 2 days to administer the instrument and analyze the record results for feedback to teachers showing where each child fit into the curriculum sequence. Then each school began special inservice training sessions and new educational programs to help the teachers and paraprofessionals maximize their abilities, use of materials, assessment information on the children, and the new curriculum. Assessment of children will take place three times a year with subsequent feedback to teachers, administrators, and parents for adjustment of instructional training and programing based on the objective data on each child's performance. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Advancement of Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York); Ocean Hill Brownsville School District NY