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ERIC Number: ED063085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 9
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Pupil Accountability and Reading.
Burgett, Russell E.
In a study utilizing high school sophomores with reading problems and their tutors it was found that significant changes occurred when students were taught to identify and classify their own reading errors as a regular part of a corrective and remedial reading program. The instructional program began with the students analyzing their results on a standardized reading test. From this analysis they formulated general reading goals. Skills packages employing self-correcting formats were utilized in meeting general and specific reading needs. Study questions with "key words," or concept words, were used to scan literature and determine answers. If tutorees needed extra word identification skills, they could select skills packages to study. Students' oral reading was recorded and errors were noted and classified by the tutor. Gradually students were asked to detect and classify their own oral reading errors. Such self-evaluative procedures encouraged students to engage in more frequent assessments of reading performance, conserved teacher time for instruction, promoted student self-competition, and encouraged a more amenable attitude on the part of students toward teacher suggestions for improvement. (References are included.) (AL)
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Note: Paper presented at meeting of International Reading Association (17th, Detroit, Michigan, May 10-13, 1972)