ERIC Number: ED053883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Model Programs: Reading. Programed Tutorial Reading Project, Indianapolis, Indiana.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
In the Programed Tutorial Reading Project in the Indianapolis School District, over 1,200 first and second graders are tutored in reading by paraprofessionals for 15 minutes a day as a supplement to classroom teaching. All of the children are from schools that have a high enrollment of disadvantaged children, and include approximately 75 percent Negro students. The program goal is to improve the children's reading achievement through preventive means, rather than later remediation. This is accomplished by tutorial emphasis on sight reading, comprehension, and word analysis, each of which is broken into coded step-by-step lessons. About half of the tutorial personnel are recruited from the inner city, and half, from the suburbs. The tutors receive 30 hours of training in the first 2 months as well as continuous on-the-job training. Tutors must adhere closely to the prescribed tutorial kits provided for the basal series used. An extensive evaluation of the project has shown that the tutorial reading program produces a significant improvement in reading achievement. Test results, materials and equipment, budget information, and children's activities are also briefly described. (AI)
Descriptors: Basic Reading, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Grade 1, Grade 2, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Program Descriptions, Programed Instructional Materials, Reading Achievement, Reading Programs, Sequential Approach, Tutorial Programs
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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.