ERIC Number: ED083315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
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Basic Skill Centers of Minneapolis, 1971-72.
Clark, Sara H.
Two Basic Skill Centers were set up in Minneapolis in 1969 to help inner-city students improve their reading skills. This report covers the fourth year's operation of the project. The goals of the program include remediation of subskill weaknesses, achievement of functional reading levels, and raising the rate of reading growth of children in Target Area schools, who were one or more years below grade level in reading. Individualized instruction was provided for 675 students from grades 3-7, using a multimedia approach that included Talking Typewriters, Language Masters, Talking Pages, and other devices. The students make grade equivalent gains well above those expected, as measured by the Gates-MacGinitie and Stanford Primary Achievement tests. The test results are tabulated. Parent, teacher, and Student questionnaires, copies of which are provided, used to ascertain their attitudes towards the Basic Skill Centers. The answers obtained are tabulated. The centers were viewed very favorably by all three groups of respondents. (Author/DB)
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Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests; Stanford Achievement Tests