ERIC Number: ED081152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-31
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Curriculum Development Project. Final Report.
Presented is the final report of the 3 year reading curriculum development project (funded under Title VI) for 40 educable mentally handicapped children in Wakulla County, Florida, which centered on the development of computer assisted (CAI) instructional materials in a programed format. Described for the first year of the program is formative evaluation of reading materials, all of which were presented by the computer. The second year is explained to have been devoted to converting from the CAI mode to computer managed instruction in which only periodic testing was done by computer while off-line instruction was provided by lesson booklets. The entire system of supplementary instruction is said to have been presented without the computer during the third year. Following are some of the conclusions of the program: additional materials on word attack skills were found necessary, EMR students appeared to need even more repetition and drill than originally thought, significant gains were demonstrated by the 40 students for whom complete data were available, and students who took more time in responding to test items on the computer tended to demonstrate more gains in objectives passed on the posttest. Appendixes include samples of original and revised programed formats, the test used for pretest and posttest, program memos regarding computer procedures, and a project questionnaire. (DB)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wakulla County Board of Public Instruction, Crawfordville, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VI