ERIC Number: ED087835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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An Evaluation of the Corrective Mathematics Services for Disadvantaged Pupils in Non-Public Schools. ESEA Title I Program.
New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
The Corrective Mathematics Services Program for Disadvantaged Pupils in Nonpublic Regular Day Schools, funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, was proposed to serve approximately 14,032 poverty area children who attended 165 non-public regular day schools. Those children were eligible for these services whose score on a standardized test in mathematics was more than one standard deviation below the grade norm. Corrective services were provided by licensed teachers from the New York City Board of Education as an in-school program during the regular school hours. In addition, a room was made available by the non-public school. Teachers were to be given in-service training and instructional material and necessary equipment were to be provided. Most children were to receive instruction in groups of approximately ten pupils. Two stated objectives of the program were as follows: (1) Pupils in grades two and three in the project will be expected to increase achievement levels in computational skills from six months to one year depending upon age, grade, degree of retardation and other causative factors. They will also be expected to increase achievement levels in verbal problem solving from three to eight months ceteris paribus. Moreover, these children will be expected to demonstrate increased interest and curiosity in mathematics. (2) Pupils in grades four, five and six enrolled in the project will be expected to develop greater skill in translating verbal problems into mathematical equations and in finding solutions. (Author/JM)
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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)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I