ERIC Number: ED084337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
ESEA Title I Evaluation Report: Programs for Educationally Deprived Children, September, 1972-August, 1973.
Turner, W. E.; And Others
Special Programs to Enhance the Education of Disadvantaged Youth (Project SPEEDY) was in its seventh year of Title I funding, the main thrust being in the area of corrective reading and other programs designed to promote language development. Although concentrating funds on fewer students has been made increasingly difficult by busing pupils, because of busing, basic Title I services were extended to 78 other schools. Other instructional programs were: Art Therapy, Primary Mathematics, Keyboard Music, Business Education for Delinquent Children, Neglected Children's Programs, and Preschool Programs. Evaluation of the corrective reading program was based on a pretest-posttest comparison of results on the Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension sections of the Gates-MacGinitie Test. Test results showed that 58 percent of the pupils achieved at least one month's gain per month of instruction on the Vocabulary section, as the same percentage did to the same extent on the Comprehension section. Results of the Primary Math Project for pupils in the kindergarten, first, and second grades showed that mean gains from pretest to posttest exceeded expectations. (RJ)
Descriptors: Art, Art Therapy, Bus Transportation, Business Education, Corrective Reading, Disadvantaged Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education, Federal Programs, Language Acquisition, Mathematics Instruction, Music, Preschool Education, Private Schools, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Reading Comprehension, Summer Programs, Vocabulary Development
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Authoring Institution: Wichita Unified School District 259, KS.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests