ERIC Number: ED198793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Elementary Reading by CMI and CAI.
Brebner, Ann; And Others
A computer managed instructional system for reading, begun five years ago in Belvedere-Parkway Elementary School in Calgary, contains 329 behavioral objectives ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade levels, with testing performed online. After completion of a test, a student receives a printout listing the objectives completed, those that need revision, and those that remain to be learned. Class reports show student performance by objectives, and provide specific prescriptions for each student related to the reading texts used in the school. Results show that teachers, students, and parents have all benefited. Teachers are freed from administering, scoring, and recording tests, and can use the prescriptions to plan individualized instruction. Students are motivated by the positive statements about their progress which appear on their individualized summary sheets together with the objectives which still need work. Parents are pleased because they know, from the summary reports, where their children are in relation to what is expected. In addition, reading achievement scores for 6th grade students have increased from the 25th to the 55th percentile. Copies of the student summary sheet and the summary report are included. Additional details are provided in the attached paper by the same authors. (BK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Calgary (Canada)
Note: For related documents, see IR 009 106-107.