ERIC Number: ED196904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
IGE Evaluation Phase IV: WDRSD Descriptive Study Final Report. Report from the Project on Evaluation of Practices in Individualized Schooling.
Nerenz, Anne G.; And Others
Individually Guided Education (IGE) is a complex educational system intended to enable the elementary school to provide an environment where students learn at a rate and in a manner appropriate to their own learning styles. This descriptive study concerns the implementation of the Wisconsin Design for Reading Skill Development (WDRSD), an instructive management system which was created to be compatible with the IGE system. The WDRSD is an objective-based system that provides both structure and substance for an elementary school reading program. The focus is on developing the essential subskills of reading, which once acquired and applied enable students to read successfully. The WDRSD has four fundamental purposes: (1) to identify and describe instructional objectives for the skills which appear essential for competence in reading; (2) to assess individual pupils' skill development status; (3) to manage instruction of children with different skill development needs; and (4) to monitor each pupil's progress. Grades 2 and 5 participated at each school, and data were collected through tests on general objectives of the program, observations, teacher logs, and interviews. Profiles by school for each grade on means of instruction (pacing, grouping, materials, and interactions), time use (allocated, nonapplied, available, and engaged time), and achievement provide a basis for discussing the relationships among variables. (Authors/CJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.
Note: For related documents, see SP 017 399.