ERIC Number: ED052918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Title I [Remedial Reading Program] Evaluation, 1969-70.
School City of Mishawaka, IN.
An evaluation of the 1969-70 ESEA/Title I programs in the Mishawaka, Indiana school system is presented. Three separate programs are described. (1) A remedial reading program was designed to begin at a level on which the child could read easily and subsequently progress to higher levels. This program involved 391 students in grades 2 through 6. Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test scores showed that the children made considerable gains in reading. (2) A preschool adjustment program consisted of a well-balanced series of educational activities geared to the normal growth and needs of 134 4- to 5-year-old children. A program evaluation, based on comparative observations by kindergarten teachers and principals of the schools, showed that participants in the preschool program were socially and academically superior to nonparticipants in their schools. (3) A varied remedial instruction program for institutionalized children included raising the academic level of the institutionalized child as well as encouraging the adjustment of the emotionally disturbed child within a regular school system. An evaluation, based on individual case studies, showed that the 19 children made a great deal of academic and personal progress. The Gates-MacGinitie test results and various distribution charts are included. (AI)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Handicapped Children, Individualized Reading, Institutionalized Persons, Mental Retardation, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Reading Difficulty, Reading Improvement, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: School City of Mishawaka, IN.