ERIC Number: ED055732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul-10
Reference Count: 0
Lay Tutor Reading Improvement Program.
East Charles Mix Independent School District 102, Wagner, SD.
The Title III reading program in the Wagner, South Dakota, school district was intended to increase the reading levels of selected elementary school children through the use of lay tutors. The 167 children with reading levels considerably below their grade level were selected to participate. Consultants were used to give intensive inservice training to 21 lay tutors. Evaluation after 1 year of the tutoring program indicated (1) that teachers and tutors have positive attitudes toward the program, (2) that test scores on the Durrell Listening-Reading Test showed positive cognitive effect of the program, (3) that Iowa Tests of Basic Skills scores indicated students were making as much or more progress in the program than before the program, and (4) that other test scores showed students to be at or slightly below their grade norms in reading achievement. Suggestions for improving the program were made. Tables of data on expenditures, test results, evaluations by teachers and tutors, list of materials used, and sample evaluation forms are included. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: East Charles Mix Independent School District 102, Wagner, SD.