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ERIC Number: ED056846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Pages: 10
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Use of the Computer in Individualizing Remediation at Nashville State Technical Institute.
Wares, Margaret Bonds
A remedial program was developed at Nashville State Technical Institute to provide individualized instruction in mathematics, English, and reading. Students scoring less than a composite 50 percent on the five sections of a developed diagnostic reading test were assigned to the remedial reading program. The IBM Model 30 Computer was used to assign materials, to keep records, and to do some nonteaching tasks. Materials used for comprehension practice were articles gathered from magazines and journals relating to 19 interest categories. A computer code number indicating reading level, interest, and location in the laboratory was assigned to each article. Short comprehension tests were also developed for each article. Every 2 weeks, the computer assigned reading materials to students on matched interests, recorded materials assigned to each student, and updated student progress during each printout period. Each student was also given a private conference every 2 weeks, and the information was coded and supplied to the computer for evaluation. Vocabulary enrichment came as a by-product of the comprehension work. Phonics instruction was done on a diagnosis-prescription basis with the diagnostic test subscales analyzed through the use of computer printed profile sheet. Test results and grade point averages have shown the program to be successful. References are included. (AW)
National Reading Conference, Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53233
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Tampa, Fla., Dec. 1971