ERIC Number: ED081218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
An Individualized Audio-Visual Instructional Program for Primary Grade Students With Reading Problems. Final Report.
Research developed and evaluated an individualized reading program for 21 third graders with reading problems. It sought to improve their reading ability so they could read and understand new vocabulary words with 80% accuracy, read with increased expression and fluency, comprehend new content and, by transfer, to produce improvement in their language arts and math abilities. One hundred and sixty-five lessons were developed, running from the primer to third-grade levels. The students listened to tapes and watched filmstrips which were prepared by teachers and which introduced new vocabulary. Next they heard a story read on tape, following along in their text. Then, new words were reviewed, followed by worksheet activities and a supplementary story on tape. Pupils then read the stories they previously heard onto audio tapes, which were then evaluated by teachers. Final evaluation indicated the objectives were achieved. Post-testing with the Metropolitan Achievement Test and the Lorge-Thorndike I.Q. Test showed an average gain in I.Q. scores of 17.43 points and the following average gains in achievement (expressed in years of gain): Word Knowledge 1.3, Word Discrimination 1.2, Reading Comprehension 1.9, Spelling 1.7, Language 2.9, Arithmetic Computation 1.9, and Arithmetic Problem Solving 1.5. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Educational Research, Elementary School Mathematics, Filmstrips, Grade 3, Independent Reading, Individualized Reading, Language Arts, Reading, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary Development
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: North Marion School District 15, Aurora, OR.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Lorge Thorndike Intelligence Tests; Metropolitan Achievement Tests