ERIC Number: ED082973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Project SKILL (Skill Development Through Individual Learning Levels) Final Report, 1969-1972.
Franklin Pierce School District, Tacoma, WA.
Project SKILL (Skill Development Through Individual Learning Levels) was developed and tested for three years at Midland School, Washington. This final report describes the context of the project, and provides a description of the scope of the project and an evaluation of its effectiveness. The goals of the project were to: (1) individualize instruction so that each student works in a program which is relevant to his needs with the attainment of appropriate achievement levels; (2) promote good student attitudes toward learning in subject areas where curriculum has been individualized; and (3) promote good teacher attitudes toward working with students in individualized programs. During the first two years of the project, a large resource center was developed for the individualization of instruction in mathematics for 240 students in grades three through six. In the third year (1971-72) reading was individualized for 360 students in grades one through six and a primary resource center was developed to support this program. A detailed evaluation of the project indicated, among other things, a significantly higher achievement in mathematics and an improvement of student attitudes toward school and mathematics, and supported the validity of using such an instructional approach in the elementary school setting. This work was prepared under an ESEA Title III contract. (JR)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Franklin Pierce School District, Tacoma, WA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III