ERIC Number: ED053889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Model Programs: Reading. School-Within-A-School, Keokuk, Iowa.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
A School-Within-A-School program (SWAS) in Keokuk, Iowa, has proved successful in improving reading skills of about 145 seventh-grade pupils who are below the local 50th percentile in reading ability. The Title III/ESEA program utilizes a team teaching system which facilitates the teaching of reading skills in the content areas of mathematics, science, and social studies as well as in language arts. Because of flexible scheduling, classes in the SWAS can be easily adjusted to fit in with the other classes, and the students can divide their time between SWAS activities and music, art, and physical education. Individual and small group instruction in reading skills and independent study are important parts of the program. Evaluation of the students on the Stanford Achievement Test showed marked improvement in Word Meaning and Paragraph Meaning scores. A list of materials used is included. (AL)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Demonstration Programs, Grade 7, Individualized Instruction, Low Achievement, Program Descriptions, Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Reading Programs, Remedial Reading, Team Teaching
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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.