ERIC Number: ED053882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Model Programs: Reading. Summer Junior High Schools, New York, New York.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
New York City Schools operate a summer junior-high-school program which includes an intensive program of remedial reading. Students are admitted to the program only if they are reading at least two grade levels below their actual grade level as measured by the Metropolitan Achievement Tests. Reading classes of about 25 students each participate in essentially traditional learning activities such as class exercises, homework, lessons on specific reading skills, phonics, and directed and free reading. Materials used include commercial reading materials, workbooks, charts, reading pacers, controlled readers, and filmstrips. A circulating library is integral to the program and useful in motivating the students--for every four books the student reads, he is permitted to keep one for his personal library. Evaluation of the 1970 summer program indicates that 81.1 percent of the students showed growth on the Metropolitan Achievement Tests, with the median growth of students being 9 months. Increased success of the program over the last 2 years is attributed to highly motivated students, the employment of skilled reading coordinators, and experienced reading teachers. References are included. (AL)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Junior High School Students, Library Services, Program Descriptions, Reading Achievement, Reading Materials, Reading Programs, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Rewards, Summer Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 1780-0782, $0.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.