ERIC Number: ED066551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Report on the Title I, ESEA, Reading Activity in the Darlington Area School During 1971-72.
Greer, G. L.
The objectives of this reading program, funded under Title I, Elementary Secondary Education Act, were as follows: (1) students (grades two through seven) shall show an average gain of one month's growth in total reading for each month of participation in the program; (2) third grade students shall score an average 80 percent efficiency on recognition of basic sight words; (3) and, fifth grade students will read a selected paragraph, silently and orally, and answer four or five comprehension questions. The range 51 to 90 percent efficiency was considered the instructional level for all students. The program requires the active involvement of the classroom teacher in both the Reading Skills Centers (one per school) and in the normal classroom setting. Provision is made for intensive pre-training and continuous in-service training of the entire faculties of the two elementary schools and the language arts teachers of the middle school participating in the program. The program was developed and administered in collaboration with a private consulting company specializing in innovative educational technologies. The intensive involvement of administrators, students and parents was also required. Each Center was initially staffed with a full time director and one teacher aide. The classroom teacher accompanies his students to the Center. (JM)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Technology, Elementary School Students, Individualized Reading, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Reading Programs, Secondary School Students, Teaching Methods
G. L. Greer, Coordinator, Title I ESEA, Darlington Area Schools, P. O. Box 494, Darlington, S. C. (Price not known)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Darlington County Schools, SC. Area 1.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; South Carolina