ERIC Number: ED049019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Formative Period of Listen Look Learn, a Multi-Media Communication Skills System.
Heflin, Virginia A.; And Others
A 2-year study was conducted in 1965-67 for the following purposes: (1) to evaluate the materials and techniques of a new beginning reading program, Listen Look Learn (LLL) Multi-Media Communication Skills System, in order to make revisions where necessary and (2) to compare the LLL system in its formative stage with that of basal reader programs. Questionnaires and continuous feedback cards supplied to the teachers provided a detailed subjective evaluation of the materials and techniques. An objective evaluation was carried out during the second year by administering standardized tests to 570 pupils in 21 experimental classes taught reading by the LLL system and 627 pupils in 25 control classes which used the basal reader. Metropolitan Readiness Testing in September, 1966, showed no significant difference between the two groups. When the Metropolitan Achievement Tests, Primary I Battery, were administered in the spring of 1967, there was a significant difference favoring the experimental group on all subtests. Children with higher intelligence and greater readiness for reading were challenged by the LLL system and made greater achievement than similar children in the basal program. Tables are included. (DH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Developmental Labs., Inc., Huntington, NY.