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ERIC Number: ED047052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
Project GAIN Evaluation: 1969-70.
Biller, Julian
Project GAIN was designed to meet the special needs of the academically retarded junior high school student. This federally funded project has been on-going in Broward County (Florida) since January 1966. The project was conceived of as a means to motivate and educate those students whose "dull normal" intellectual ability might otherwise doom them to failure. Although this has remained the goal of Project GAIN, through the years various facets of the program have been considered less than stable; a thorough and competent evaluation has been very difficult to achieve. The authors of the 1969-70 evaluation conclude from their data that Project GAIN was not a success this year. Further, some reasons for questioning the positive trends in the past have been put forth. These trends have usually been due to interactions between schools and treatment (differential effects) and may well have reflected mere artifacts. Many associated with the project can point to individual pupils whom they believe have profited from the GAIN program. However, in terms of outcomes for groups of students rather than for individual cases, the program is considered to have little, if any, effect. (Author/JW)
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Authoring Institution: Broward County Schools, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers: Broward County Public Schools FL; Florida; Florida (Fort Lauderdale)