ERIC Number: ED023720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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Intensive Language Instruction, Experimental Development and Guidance Report (Hartford SADC Project II B) Evaluation 1965-1966.
Hartford City Board of Education, CT. Research and Publication Dept.
This document describes two third- and ninth-grade experimental centers which were established to develop language competence and academic motivation in disadvantaged students in Hartford. Evaluation of the ninth-grade "Higher Horizons 100" center is presented. Composed of six staff members, the center provided intensive small-group instruction to approximately 100 students. Instruction was aimed at the problems of the inner-city student and included emphasis on reading, language and speech skills, adjustment problems, and cultural opportunities. Each of these areas was integrated into the total "Higher Horizons 100" program and evaluated by formal and informal assessments. Findings show no significant changes in I.Q. scores during the first year. However, there was significant improvement in reading achievement scores, writing skills, and general achievement test scores, but no significant changes were found in school attitudes or in attendance patterns. The inclusion of cultural activities was a successful innovation. (NH)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Cultural Enrichment, Disadvantaged Youth, Grade 3, Grade 9, Guidance Programs, Inner City, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Program Evaluation, Reading Skills, Small Group Instruction, Speech Skills, Standardized Tests, Student Improvement, Student Motivation, Tables (Data)
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Authoring Institution: Hartford City Board of Education, CT. Research and Publication Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Lorge Thorndike Intelligence Tests; Metropolitan Achievement Tests