ERIC Number: ED042063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Scope of Work Statement for RFP 70-6: "Phase I of the Targeted Research and Development Program on Reading.
National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
The U.S. Office of Education is undertaking a program of research and development designed to reach the following objective: 100% of all persons not in permanent care institutions must pass, by age 10, a criterion-referenced test which is predictive of competent performance on a set of adult reading tasks selected to have favorable returns to the individual and to society in general. The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to implement the recommendations of expert advisors that the objective statement be further specified and operationalized through the following activities: (1) definition and description of the recognized subgroups of subjects who comprise the target population of the program by providing explicit inclusion-exclusion criteria and identifying parameters and parameter values which differentiate the subgroups, (2) identification of a set of adult criterion reading tasks which adequately sample the tasks for which highly favorable returns to the individual and to society can be demonstrated and the construction of an assessment procedure to validate the choice of those adult reading tasks as the performance criterion dimension of the program objective, and (3) determination of resource ceilings within which instructional systems generated through the targeted R&D program on reading must operate. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.