ERIC Number: ED044550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
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Learning 100 System Use with Project 100,000 Inductees, Fort Polk Training Center.
Brickner, Ann; Senter, Donald R.
A sample of 353 young men, inducted into the Army under the category of "Project 100,000" personnel, participated in an experimental training program using the Learning 100 multimedia communication skills system in an attempt to correct academic deficiencies. The sample, which had scored below 4th grade reading level, was divided into 14 experimental classroom groups. A three-week time period was established by the Fort Polk staff for the instructional program. A second 3 weeks was available for those subjects who did not reach the 5th grade in the first section. Civilian instructors provided the instruction. The men were placed in levels according to their score in the USAFI pretest. Levels of instruction were comprised of instructional sequences called cycles within which were a variety of activities: perceptual accuracy and visual efficiency training; an experience building segment; skill building activities; and a new skills application and enrichment segment. Approximately 84% of the sample attained 5th grade reading levels on the achievement test given after three weeks; grade completed prior to induction, and entry reading score were significantly correlated with regressed gain; and raw score mean achievement (USAFI Reading Subtest) increased from 14.63 to 25.49 after three weeks of instruction. (PT)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Developmental Labs., Inc., Huntington, NY.