ERIC Number: ED067633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Project MARS, Leominster, Massachusetts. Compensatory Education, Model Programs.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Project Make All Reading Serviceable (MARS) offers special reading instruction to over 200 public and parochial school disadvantaged children in grades one through four. The primary objective is to raise the reading performance of students to a level consistent with their potential reading ability. The program also aims to foster academic motivation and favorable attitudes toward reading. Children served by the program are located in seven target area schools, each of which has a full time remedial reading teacher. Students are admitted to the program on the basis of standardized reading results, daily classroom performance, and the evaluation of teachers and principals. The program utilizes intensive small-group instruction and uses materials and techniques different from those used in the regular classroom. Evaluation of reading achievement improvement was based on pre-test and post-test results on the Word Knowledge and Reading tests of the Metropolitan Achievement Test battery. Test data for academic years 1968-69 and 1969-70 indicated that the program was successful in producing statistically and educationally significant reading gains in second through fourth grade children. (Author)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education, Reading, Reading Centers, Reading Development, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Urban Education
Supt. of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 1780-0935, $0.15)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.