ERIC Number: ED208047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Annual Evaluation Reports: ESAA Basic Projects Reading Components, (and) Final Evaluation Report: 1978-79 Detroit Objective Referenced Testing Program (DORT).
Irwin, James R.
Three components of the Detroit Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA) Basic Projects are evaluated here: (1) Individualization of Instruction: Elementary and Middle School Sub-Component; (2) Total Curriculum Reading Thrust: Elementary and Middle School Sub-Component; and (3) Parent Training: Home Curriculum Specialists and Assistants Sub-Component. All Detroit elementary, middle school, and special education teachers implement individualized instructional strategies through city-wide diagnostic/prescriptive management system known as the Detroit Objective Referenced Test system (DORT). Parent involvement is solicited through participation in the Home Curriculum Program. Results indicate a steady growth and upward improvement in fourth grade reading scores on 19 objectives. The seventh grade results also indicate a continuous, steady, upward growth and improvement in reading scores. The Home Curriculum Program functioned at a high level on both a city-wide basis and within individual regions at the middle school level. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Detroit Objective Referenced Testing Program; Detroit Public Schools MI; Emergency School Aid Act 1972