ERIC Number: ED059030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Croft In-Service Reading Program.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
The Croft In-Service Reading Program was one program selected for the inservice training of the District of Columbia public school teachers. It proposed to help teachers at every grade level to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in teaching word attack skills, but was mainly designed for elementary teachers. An evaluation of the program's effectiveness was carried out by sending questionnaires to teachers in the evaluation sample after the completion of their training. Data received from 148 elementary teachers and 55 junior high school teachers were analyzed. It was concluded that (1) the Croft approach to teaching word attack skills had value for both elementary and junior high teachers; (2) the children taught by the Croft approach improved their word attack skills significantly; (3) the Croft diagnostic tests helped to diagnose student weaknesses quickly and accurately and provided an effective method of grouping according to skill needs; and (4) the Croft program can be used with junior high students, and the materials and methods are relevant. It was recommended that the Croft program be continued. Tables and appendixes are included. (AW)
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Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.