ERIC Number: ED071268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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DOVACK; Method for Teaching Reading. July 1, 1968-August 31, 1971. Project Report.
Way, Florine L.
The DOVACK Reading System was field tested on 391 low income, minority, elementary and secondary students over a period of 3 years. The objectives were to test the system for its adaptability to the populations for which it was designed, its effectiveness in meeting goals and objectives, and its economic feasibility on a larger scale. Using five areas of evaluation (soft data, hard data (achievement tests), hard data on rate of learning, data on estimated readability level of dictations, and hard data on vocabulary usage), the author concluded that the DOVACK system was subjectively favorable to other methods. However, no definitive general conclusions could be inferred for the hard data because of both the small sample size and the cultural inappropriateness of some tests. The cost per student for the program was about seven dollars. In general this report provides a significant amount of information about the DOVACK system. An evaluation supplement to the brochure prepared for ED/Fair '72 on the DOVACK system is also included. (MC)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education, Language Experience Approach, Program Evaluation, Reading Ability, Reading Achievement, Reading Development, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Secondary Education, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Plans and Supplementary Centers.
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County Board of Public Instruction, Monticello, FL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III