ERIC Number: ED335646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Mastery Learning in the Steel Magnolia Town.
Rachal, Alice M.
The Chapter 1 reading and math program in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, is designed to meet the needs of educationally disadvantaged kindergarten through eighth-grade students at 11 project sites. Each of the identified 1,972 participating students receives approximately 50 minutes of direct supplemental reading and/or math instruction 5 days per week during the school year. The most important factor in improving student achievement is the teamwork between the Chapter 1 program and the regular school program. An expanded coordination model is in place to facilitate efforts by the Chapter 1 teacher, Chapter 1 aide, and the regular classroom teacher in meeting the needs of eligible students. Various methods and techniques are used by the Chapter 1 teacher to provide supplementary activities congruent with those of the regular program. Chapter 1 continues to recognize the importance of parental involvement to its overall success in helping children. Newsletters, special notices, phone calls, media releases, conferences, meetings, and student progress reports are some of the ways parents are kept informed. The Natchitoches Parish Chapter 1 reading and math project has consistently yielded positive gains in academic performance. (Ten tables of data are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Natchitoches Parish School District LA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (36th, Las Vegas, NV, May 6-10, 1991).