ERIC Number: ED088967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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Incorporation of a Compensatory Reading Program Into Open Cluster Classrooms: Alfred Blalok Elementary School, 1972-73. Research and Development Report, Volume 7, Number 19, November, 1973.
Willis, Patricia L.; Noe, James
Alfred E. Blalock Elementary School was the recipient of local and compensatory funds during the 1972-73 school year. Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act contributed a lead teacher and educational aides for more individualized reading instruction for the lowest one-third achievers. The Career Opportunities Program allowed some of the educational aides to improve their knowledge and capabilities through college course work. The locally funded Comprehensive Instructional Program provided instructional assistance to staff members, as well as funds for materials and supplies. The staff of Blalock Elementary School focused its 1972-73 school program on the teaching of reading. This report includes an evaluation of the progress made toward specific program objectives, as well as an overview of pupil achievement in the basic area of focus. Longitudinal patterns and an analysis of expenditures were also included as pertinent to the evaluation of the program. In order to evaluate the behavioral objectives of both the general and the compensatory programs, the following instruments were used: The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills was administered to all pupils as part of the city-wide testing program. The reading subtests of the Metropolitan Achievement Tests were administered to participants in the Title I program. Eight sections of the 1953 revision of the California Test of personality were administered to a sample of Title I pupils. The evaluation of the Career Opportunities Program sought to find out if a correlation existed between staff attitudes and pupil achievement. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I