ERIC Number: ED046674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Reading Center Program for the 1969-70 School Year.
Meredith, William V.; Banks, Thomas M.
Evaluation of the 1960-70 program of a reading center originally begun in 1966 with ESEA/Title I funds was conducted for three purposes: (1) to determine the extent to which participation in the remedial and developmental program resulted in improved reading skills, (2) to discover trends in achievement gain as related to differing lengths of treatment, and (3) to explore the relationship between personality characteristics and length of time in the center. The Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests and a Behavior Inventory Rating were administered to 171 students in grade 3 who were involved in reading center activities. Conclusions were that (1) the children made significant achievement gains as a result of participation in reading center activities, (2) the children who needed the most help spent the longest time in the center, and (3) the children with more desirable personality traits were likely to remain at the center longer than children with less desirable traits. It was recommended that the relationship of length of time at the center and degree of achievement gain should be studied further, concentrating on determining optimal time allocations for various types of pupils. Tables and the Behavior Inventory Rating Sheet are included. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL.