ERIC Number: ED045305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Effective Remediation for Low Achievers in Reading.
Rosenshine, Barak; Mattleman, Marciene S.
To attack the problem of reading deficiencies of inner-city school children, the investigators designed an intensive reading program. Thirty-two low-achieving sixth-grade children were assigned to experimental and control groups for 9 weeks. Materials were selected not only on the basis of their instructional usefulness but with regard for the students' psychological needs for success. In a special class each morning, the experimental group was given 165 minutes of intensive work in reading using Science Research Associates Reading Laboratories and teacher-devised materials and behavior modification techniques. One teacher and two student teachers worked independently with and were accountable for five students each. The reading subtests of the Metropolitan Achievement Test which yielded significant results in favor of the experimental group were Word Knowledge and Reading Comprehension. According to results of some informal reading inventories, the experimental group gained 1.78 years and was significantly superior to the control group. Since many useful ideas were incorporated into the program, it was not determined which ones were responsible for these gains. Further research is currently underway in which specific treatments are used with greater numbers of children. Tables and references are included. (DH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Philadelphia School District, PA.; Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Philadelphia School District PA; Temple University PA
Note: Paper presented at the conference of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minn., Mar. 2-6, 1970