ERIC Number: ED045316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Reports on the STARTER/101 Pilot Project in the Reading Center of the D.C. Public Schools.
O'Keefe, Ruth Ann
Eight reading specialists and seven classroom teachers in Washington, D.C., taught the STARTER/101 reading program to 98 elementary school children in 1969-70. The children were chosen because they had experienced considerable difficulty in learning to read. The program, designed as a beginning reading program for urban children, consists of workbooks promoting individual work with the occasional help of a reader (teacher, tutor, etc) and can be used with individuals or with groups. Results of this study showed mean gains of 6.6 months on the Wide Range Achievement Test and similar gains on the Botel Word Opposites Test, on the informal reading inventory (Sheldon Series), and on the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities, Auditory Association subtest. Reports of teachers and children were favorable, indicating the effectiveness and the appropriateness of STARTER/101. Recommendations were made for extension and further study of the program. Tables are included. (MS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary School Students, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulties, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Workbooks
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, DC.