ERIC Number: ED059846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Title I Reading Project, 1970-71.
Meredith, William V.; Biller, Julian H.
The primary objective of the Title I Reading Project was to improve the reading skills of sixth- and seventh-grade underachievers. Treatment consisted of individualized programs based upon diagnostic testing in reading. Project classes in nine and 11 schools at the sixth- and seventh-grade levels, respectively were evaluated. Selected pupils were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups within each school. Analysis of the pretest scores revealed that attrition had operated to somewhat bias the samples by the end of the study. These biases tended to favor the experimental groups. The results of the study indicated that project children did no better or worse on the criterion reading skills tests than did control students. Attitudes of project and control pupils were also similar. It was felt that there was a possibility that the difficulty level of the criterion test was inappropriate for these groups. To test this possibility, and the possibility that the program had delayed benefits, a followup study of the same groups was planned to be completed during the 1972-73 school year. Tables and appendixes are included. (Author/AW)
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Authoring Institution: Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL.