ERIC Number: ED080967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
The Detection and Remediation of Deficiencies in Verbal Understanding of First Grade Students.
Central Arkansas Education Center, Little Rock.
Fifty-five first grade students from low socioeconomic neighborhoods who lacked understanding of fundamental concepts frequently found in preschool and primary instructional materials and who possessed a low self-concept and limited experience were divided into a control and two experimental groups. The Boehm Test of Basic Concepts (BTBC) was administered in October and June. Materials and methods usually found in the district's first grade classrooms were used with all groups. Additionally, in the two experimental groups, teachers used an interpretation of test results as a guide for the remedial instruction, a counselor assisted the students according to their needs, and filmstrips and other materials supplemented the usual classroom materials. One experimental group was also taken on field trips related to situations in their classroom reading materials. A close relationship was found between reading level and BTBC scores, and the number of experimental group children who reached the higher reading levels and achieved higher BTBC posttest scores surpassed the number of control group children who did so. Complete statistical data; the project's behavioral objectives, conclusions, and recommendations; a bibliography; and a list of the classroom materials used are included. (TO)
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Authoring Institution: Central Arkansas Education Center, Little Rock.