ERIC Number: ED083261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Mobile Learning Centers of Minneapolis, 1971-72. A Title I, ESEA Project.
Clark, Sara H.
The Mobile Learning Centers Project began operations in the 1970-71 school year with funds from Title 1 ESEA, Title III NDEA and local sources. The project was successful, so it was continued in 1971-72. The goal of this program was to raise the rate of reading growth of secondary students in selected Title I schools who were one or more years below grade level in reading. The program was again successful. Eighty percent of the students made grade equivalent gains on comprehension tests over those expected for length of instruction. Sixty-four percent made such gains on vocabulary tests. Gates-MacGinitie tests were used. The project featured the use of TV-like teaching machines and educational materials developed by Dorsett Educational Systems. They were housed in two large trailers located at Lincoln and Bryant Junior High Schools and at North High. Although students operated the machines and tested their own progress at the end of each lesson, assistance was available from the certified reading teacher and aide who staffed each trailer. Costs were less per pupil period than in the previous year since the trailers and most of the machines and programs had been purchased the previous year. Several recommendations, including continuation of the project, were made. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I