ERIC Number: ED085663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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1972 Title I ESEA Evaluation Report.
Shelby County Board of Education, Columbiana, AL.
These Title I Special Reading Classes were designed to improve classroom performance in reading for those students significantly below grade level as measured by the Science Research Associates Reading Test. Various methods of organization and instruction were used depending upon the individual needs of the students. The maximum number of students per class was fifteen, and this made possible more individualized instruction. A teacher's aide worked with the special reading teachers, doing the clerical work, preparing materials, operating equipment, and helping to supervise individual and group work. Some of the special materials used in addition to basic readers were ungraded, programmed, printed reading labs and phonics materials. The special reading classes were held each day in addition to any other reading classes. Special Education students were all tested with either the Stanford Binet or the Wechsler Test. Their IQ's were all within the 56 to 80 range. The general objective of the program for the mentally retarded was to develop more closely the students' level of achievement to the level of their mental abilities. The small classes, along with special materials and a teacher with some special training in the field, brought about some success with the majority of pupils. (WR)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Shelby County Board of Education, Columbiana, AL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I