ERIC Number: ED028899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Programmed Tutorial Reading Project, Indianapolis, Indiana. It Works.
First-grade Negroes and Caucasians from deteriorated city-center areas were tutored in reading by paraprofessional tutors whose behavior was tightly programed. The project was developed through several years of experimentation by Indiana University before being initiated in the Indianapolis Schools in 1965. Children were given 15-minute sessions with individual tutors during which they were asked to perform certain reading tasks. Tutors, referring to a master list of tasks and responses, indicated the correctness or incorrectness of the children's responses with short statements. Although the project has continued through 1968, the best evaluation of the program was made in 1965. It compared programed tutoring once a day for 15 minutes with programed tutoring twice a day and with one and two daily sessions of a more traditional directed tutoring. Of these, only programed tutoring twice a day was statistically superior to its control. References are included. (MD)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Grade 1, Individual Instruction, Nonprofessional Personnel, Programed Tutoring, Reading, Remedial Programs, Volunteers
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (OE-37029, $.20)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Division of Compensatory Education, BESE.
Authoring Institution: N/A