ERIC Number: ED047890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up Study for Retention of Skills Improved by Special Remedial Reading Instruction at the Reading Center During 1968-69.
Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
A study of the amount of retention after 1 year of students who had participated in a Title-I remedial reading program is reported. The reading center program was comprised of the comprehensive diagnosis of learning problems followed by a reading skills program on a one-to-one relationship with a reading specialist. Psychological aspects were taken into consideration by helping the students build a positive self-image. Subjects were 47 experimental-group fourth graders who attended the reading center and 48 students with Otis IQ scores similar to the experimental group and who were designated in need of remedial reading instruction. Both groups were administered the Gates Word Recognition Test and the Gates Paragraph Reading Test before and after the instructional year. The experimental group made significantly higher gains than the control group in both word recognition and paragraph reading. One year later, 37 students remained in the experimental group and 41 in the control group. The results of the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills, administered to all fifth- and sixth-year students, showed that the experimental group was still significantly higher than the control group in both word recognition and paragraph reading. (DH)
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Authoring Institution: Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL.