ERIC Number: ED081162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
An Enriched and Cooperative Reading Program for Achievers at the Sixth Grade Level.
Central Arkansas Education Center, Little Rock.
An enrichment and cooperative reading program for high achievers in grade 6 involved participants in four reading classes who received supplementary reading instruction with the aid of teacher made cassette tapes, listening stations, current newspapers and magazines, and Reader's Digest skill builders. Testing at the end of the first year (1970-1971) revealed lack of support for the three hypotheses: that experimentals would demonstrate greater reading proficiency than controls as measured by the Iowa Test of Basic Skills; that experimentals would achieve higher performance levels than a similar population the previous year; and that experimentals would achieve a performance level equivalent to one grade level above the previous year. Individual records kept on each child's progress showed gains in areas such as ability to comprehend, organize thoughts, and read rapidly. Students evaluated their program favorably, as did teachers, who found the learning climate in the classroom improved. At the end of the second year (1971-1972), results of testing with the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test showed significant gains for all the objectives. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Central Arkansas Education Center, Little Rock.