ERIC Number: ED086767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Evaluation of the Worcester Title I Operation Reading Bases (ORB) Program, 1972-1973.
Heuristics, Inc., Dedham, MA.
This report presents the evaluation of the Worcester Operation Reading Base (ORB) Program which operated during 1971-1972, funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act. The ORB Program was designed to provide small group remedial reading instruction to students in the target area schools of Worcester. Evaluation of the program focused on the assessment of program objectives, including student reading achievement, attitude toward school and self as learner, and socio-emotional behavior. In addition, the operation and implementation of the program, as specified in the project proposal, were assessed. The ORB Program provided small group instruction for students requiring remedial assistance in reading. Students attended daily classes, 30 to 45 minutes in length, conducted by a compensatory reading teacher. The teachers provided a variety of instructional situations designed to build students' basic reading skills and to reinforce the instruction of the regular class. The program operated at 21 schools; depending on the number of eligible students, between one and three teachers were assigned to a school. Participants were educationally disadvantaged students in Grades One through Six of Title I designated target area schools. Students were identified as educationally disadvantaged by achievement tests and by the evaluations of classroom teachers and school principals. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: Worcester Public Schools, MA.
Authoring Institution: Heuristics, Inc., Dedham, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I