ERIC Number: ED053881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Model Programs: Reading. Bloom Township High School Reading Program, Chicago Heights, Illinois.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Bloom Township High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois, has set up a reading program which includes a reading clinic, a reading laboratory, and a program of Individually Prescribed Study (IPS). The IPS helps the students to master the reading skills necessary for his course work in content areas. Used in this program are various materials for working on reading skills including SRA Reading Labs, "Be A Better Reader" and other commercially produced skill books, and materials designed by the staff of the program to correspond to the course work of the students. Personnel of the program include a reading consultant, reading specialists, reading clinicians, and teacher aides. An inservice training program is provided for all freshman English teachers. The entire freshman class is enrolled in the reading program, and it may be elected by students in any other class. Tests and observational data indicate that the program is effective, particularly for boys and for students of lower IQ's. This effectiveness is largely attributed to the program's flexibility. References are included. (AL)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Demonstration Programs, Developmental Reading, Program Descriptions, Programed Instruction, Reading Centers, Reading Materials, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.