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ERIC Number: ED041721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-7
Pages: 21
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Facets of a Cross-Grade Tutorial Program.
Rosner, Herbert
Some of the necessary characteristics for a successful cross-grade tutorial reading program are described. The program incorporates characteristics conducive to maximizing the learning appeal such as preplanning with school personnel; attitudinal emphasis; orientation enrichment sessions with tutors; varied multisensory approaches coupled with multimedia learning centers; record keeping by tutors; ongoing supervision, analysis, direction, and evaluation by the reading teacher in charge; and community participation. Test results of one tutoring cycle, representative of many others during a 6-year period, are included. Thirteen fifth and sixth graders, all remedial students, were matched as tutors with a like number of second and third graders as tutees for a 10-week tutorial cycle. All children were pretested and post-tested with the Gates-MacGinitie Vocabulary and Comprehension Tests. The second and third graders also took the Stanford Reading Test; the fifth and sixth graders took the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills, Reading Section. All averaged 2 years or more below their reading grade level at the start of the program. At the end of 10 weeks, the second and third graders averaged a 4-month or more reading gain; the fifth and sixth graders, tutoring mornings and receiving remediation afternoons, averaged a 1-year or more reading gain. (CL)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Anaheim, Cal., May 6-9, 1970