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ERIC Number: ED088909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 43
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A Study of the Effectiveness of the Vancouver School Board Reading Centre Program.
Edwards, Peter; Ellis, E. N.
The study was requested by the Vancouver School Board Reading Centre (VSBRC) and the Education Department of the Vancouver School Board. The main purpose of the study was to make pre-treatment and post-treatment assessments of pupils of the VSBRC so that an evaluation of the VSBRC program could be made. A Questionnaire was sent to the current teachers of the pupils concerned and also to the staff of the VSBRC. Teacher assessments of the pupils' academic skills and behavioural characteristics (both pre-treatment and post-treatment) were collected and analyzed. Results obtained showed that the pupils had improved in the following basic skills related to reading: visual perception, auditory perception, and phonic abilities. Considerable improvement was noted in both oral reading and recall, and silent reading and recall. The students also showed gains in arithmetic skills. Little change was evident in word analysis/vocabulary, while listening comprehension showed a decline. A number of marked, positive behavioural changes were evident in the areas of personal adjustment, social adjustment, effort and motivation. Several recommendation concerning the VSBRC program were made as a result of the study. Further studies of this nature, using more standardized measuring instruments and a control group of students who had a program of instruction from the VSBRC, were suggested for the future. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Vancouver Board of School Trustees (British Columbia). Dept. of Planning and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Canada