ERIC Number: ED038474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Plus Program, Buffalo, New York. Elementary Program in Compensatory Education, 2.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
The Plus Program was designed to provide a maximum amount of remedial work in reading and mathematics for disadvantaged youth in grades 1-8. About 75 percent of the project pupils were black, 20 percent white, and 5 percent Puerto Rican. Specially trained teachers worked with small groups of students in programs designed to be corrective and supplemental to regular curriculum rather than developmental. In both the corrective reading and corrective mathematics programs, small groups and individual attention enables teachers to diagnose better the needs of students and to concentrate on strengthening weak areas. Parents were encourage to witness the progress of children. Lists of texts used for both programs are included along with specific examples of lesson exercises. The California Reading Test and the California Arithmetic Test (Forms W and X) were used to measure gains. Tables showing test data are included. (KG)
Descriptors: Black Students, Compensatory Education, Corrective Reading, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary School Students, Individualized Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Participation, Puerto Ricans, Remedial Reading, Supplementary Education, Test Results, White Students
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (FS5.237:37052, $.20)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests