ERIC Number: ED053122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Composition Study: Summaries of Comparison of the Lay Reader Treatment With Other Treatments in Increasing Student Growth in Writing, 1968-1969 and The Use of Two Types of Paraprofessionals in Promoting Student Growth in Writing, 1969-1970.
Saiki, Patsy S.
Summaries are given of the results of a two-year feasibility study of the effectiveness of the lay-reader program in helping students improve their writing skills. The findings of the two-year study show that: (1) there was no significant difference statistically among students who had lay reader service and those who had participated in other treatments; and (2) teachers with lay readers were able to have faster correction of papers and more conferences with students, while teachers with educational assistants had greater and more varied curriculum improvements. Recommendations of the study are that funds should be allocated for programs that produce student growth that is statistically significant; and various staffing patterns to utilize both human and material resources should be instituted. The complete documents which are summarized in this publication are also available on a limited basis; these are, Publication No. TAC 70-1852, "Comparison of the Lay Reader Treatment with Other Treatment in Increasing Student Growth in Writing, 1968-1969; and Publication No. TAC 70-1853, "The Use of Two Types of Paraprofessionals in Promoting Student Growth in Writing, 1969-1970." (DB)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Feasibility Studies, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Teacher Aides, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Department of Education, Office of Instructional Services, General Education Branch, 1270 Queen Emma Street, 9th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 (free, limited number)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.