ERIC Number: ED087833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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An Evaluation of a Program of Reading Acceleration, Remediation and Enrichment for Secondary School Students in Poverty Areas. New York State Urban Education Program. Final Report.
New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
The program of reading acceleration, remediation, and enrichment for secondary school students in poverty areas of the city was designed for eleventh and twelfth grade students reading between a 4.0 and 7.0 grade equivalency range. During the fall semester 56, and during the spring semester 62, low-income population academic and vocational high schools, including 4,500 students, participated in the program. The program involved the following services: (1) one additional full-time teaching position per school to be responsible for five classes of no more than 12 students; (2) individualized diagnosis and remediation of student reading problems; (3) an extensive teacher training program, including two full-day workshops and in-service consultation by three program teacher-trainers; and, (4) specific allocation of funds for books and materials. The overall objective of the program was to improve reading and comprehension ability as well as attitudes of participating students and to raise their level of reading proficiency to the 8.0 criterion necessary for diploma qualification in New York City. It was found that 63.3 percent of the full-year students improved at least one year or more in grade equivalent reading score; 57.5 percent of the students who attended the fall semester only achieved this criterion; and 50.4 percent of the spring term only students met this behavioral objective. Pupils' attitudes towards "reading" were significantly less positive at the end of the program. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Resources, Individualized Reading, Inner City, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Materials, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Resource Allocation, Secondary School Students, Small Group Instruction, Student Attitudes, Urban Education
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Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)