ERIC Number: ED184059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Development and Implementation of Procedures to Improve the Reading Achievement of Underachieving Elementary Students.
Leckie, Sheila; And Others
A team of three educators developed and implemented a reading improvement program for first through sixth grade students who displayed discrepancies between their reading achievement and reading abilities. The program involved 283 underachieving students at seven elementary schools. The goal of the program was to provide intervention strategies enabling students to achieve the individual reading scores predicted for them. The three major components of the program were individualized instruction in specific reading skills, based on criterion referenced test scores; additional daily instructional services correlated with the regular reading lessons and provided by trained paraprofessionals; and parent participation through supportive attitudes and activities at home. Program evaluations by staff members were positive, and 88.8% of the participating students reached or exceeded their predicted exit scores. (The report contains a description of student identification procedures, preservice and inservice topics for paraprofessionals, motivational methods, instructional planning techniques, suggestions for student grouping by skill needs, and sample newsletters to parents.) (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, Differentiated Staffs, Elementary Education, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Underachievement
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Group Practicum for Ed.D., Nova University. A number of pages in appendices may not reproduce.