ERIC Number: ED079962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Curriculum Change Through Nongraded Individualization. Second Operational Year and Final Report.
Snake River School District 52, Blackfoot, ID.
A project undertaken by the Snake River School District, Blackfoot, Idaho provided children with an educational experience geared to their individual needs. The project was designed to assure that they made continuous progress in subject matter areas such as reading and math and toward the development of a positive self-concept. A team leader, three teachers, an instructional intern, two instructional aides, and a clerical aide participated in a summer workshop to develop individualized curriculum materials. Approximately 100 children were placed in "quads" containing students usually found in kindergarten and grades one to three; each quad contained an equal number of five, six, seven, and eight year olds. Differentiated staffing and nongraded team teaching were utilized to meet their individual needs. Evaluation indicated that nongraded instruction, differentiated staffing, and team teaching was feasible and that student achievement in reading and math was satisfactory. Curriculum materials developed for the project were extended to all classes in the district and results of the project have been disseminated throughout Idaho and other states. (LB)
Descriptors: Classes (Groups of Students), Continuous Progress Plan, Differentiated Staffs, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Individual Development, Individual Needs, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Kindergarten, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Primary Education, Program Descriptions, Reading Instruction, Self Concept
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Authoring Institution: Snake River School District 52, Blackfoot, ID.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III