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ERIC Number: ED033834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct-1
Pages: 34
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Evaluation of the Learning Center by the Cooperating School Districts.
Gold, Lawrence
An evaluation was made of the Learning Center, an ESEA/Title III-funded PACE (Projects to Advance Creativity in Education) project designed to develop a diagnostic and tutorial program for severe underachievers, particularly those who manifest the condition of developmental dyslexia. A rating scale and questionnaire were completed by the 13 public and one private school districts in New York state that actively participated in the Center's program during the 1967-68 school year. Those activities which the Learning Center stressed during this period were viewed very favorably by the districts. These activities included the tutorial program, diagnostic reports, progress reports, conferences sponsored by the Center, and communications between the Center and districts. Twenty-six suggestions for areas of increased emphasis were made, while 86 percent of the responding districts indicated that no services should receive decreased emphasis. There was a strong indication that the majority of the districts viewed favorably the general program and objectives of the Center and that they recommended its continuation after the period of federal funding. Appended are the questionnaire and summary response tables, a school district population survey, and a summary of the original funding proposal. (CM)
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Authoring Institution: Learning Center, Binghamton, NY.