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ERIC Number: ED063609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 13
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Compensatory Education: A Study of Preventative and Performance Contracted Components.
Carlson, Kenneth L.; Zubulake, G. Richard
A program under a performance contract in a Westland, Mich., elementary school designed to improve reading and learning abilities was studied. In a highly mobile community of 75 per cent Appalachian background and generally low level of education, 70-80 per cent of the children tested below grade level on standardized tests. The program had two primary goals: (1) to aid teachers in current and future identification and prevention of reading and learning disabilities, and (2) to increase the achievement level of students in areas of interdisciplinary science-math. Aspects of the contract program included hiring a specially trained teacher and teacher aides, remodeling a classroom, inservice teacher education, and initiation of individually prescribed instruction based on standardized test results. The study compared a group under the contract system and a group in the regular instructional program. Comparison was made using results from a battery of achievement, intelligence, and self-appraisal tests. The results of the tests showed that the contract program was not considered a success in the lower elementary grades, but was successful in the upper elementary grades. Further evaluation was suggested before recommendations for the future of the program were considered. (Tables of data included.) (AL)
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Note: Speech given at the Annual Convention of the International Reading Assn. (17th, Detroit, May 10-13, 1972)