ERIC Number: ED066710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Minicourse 18: Main Field Test Report.
This report describes the main field test of Minicourse 18: Teaching Reading as Decoding. The purposes of the main field test were: (1) to evaluate the effects of the course on the participating teachers, (2) to evaluate four reteach treatments on teacher skill acquisition, (3) to compare scores for central city and suburban teachers, and (4) to measure effects of the course on reading achievement of pupils. Fifty-six teachers participated in the study from both central city and suburban schools. Most of the teachers taught in the primary grades. Three major conclusions of this report were: (1) Minicourse 18 was effective in changing teacher behavior, (2) no significant difference was found in reteaching, and (3) central city and suburban teachers did not differ in pre and post scores. The pupil achievement tests were administered as a follow-up to the main field test. Those scores will be contained in the Follow-Up Study Report. Appendix includes the 18 minicourse lessons and tally sheets of the decoding skills. (TB)
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Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.