ERIC Number: ED057993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-4
Reference Count: 0
Installation Requirements for the SWRL First-Year Communication Skills Program: Evaluation Data, 1968-69.
Resta, Paul E.; Hanson, Ralph A.
A summary of the information acquired during a 1968-69 study by the Southwest Regional Laboratory to determine requirements for the installation of the First-Year Communication Skills Program, an objective-based kindergarten reading program, is presented. The 32-week program was organized into 10 equal units of instruction, whose general instructional procedures were (1) to introduce the sequential activities in each unit, (2) to administer a criterion exercise or test, and (3) to provide practice exercises for those who fail to achieve mastery. Subjects were 2,100 children from 26 schools in five urban districts in three states. The training procedure, materials used, data acquisition, and instrumentation are described in detail. The tryout program is evaluated in terms of the effectiveness of the training and management procedures and the overall program effectiveness in classroom settings. Pupil performance is analyzed on an overall basis and in relation to pupil characteristics. Open-ended questionnaires were developed to receive response from users. The management, training, instructional procedures, and evaluation systems related to the installation of the program were also specified and defined. Tables and figures are included. (AW)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Educational Lab., Inglewood, CA.