ERIC Number: ED088493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Graphics Expression Reading Improvement System. Evaluation Report, 1972-73.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Educational Communications.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
The extent to which the use of the Graphics Expression Reading Improvement System (GERIS) improved the reading skills of Title I was investigated. The GERIS program, which combines an eight-step process in language skill development with student-created television productions, was used at two schools during the 1972-73 school year. One hundred seventy-two students in grades 4 through 6 and 7 through 9, each of whom was reading at least two years below grade level, were included in the program. Post-test results from the Stanford Achievement Test indicated that students in grades 4 through 6 showed significant improvement in reading for the first time in their school careers; their achievement in both word meaning and paragraph meaning was double that which otherwise would have been expected. An improvement in achievement significant at the .05 level was not found for students in grades 7 through 9, although the seventh graders did show over a year's growth and did achieve at a rate well over twice that of their previous performance in traditional reading programs. It was concluded that GERIS can effect dramatic improvements in reading among problem readers at the lower grade levels. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Television, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Instructional Innovation, Junior High School Students, Language Skills, Program Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Semantics
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Educational Communications.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I