ERIC Number: ED091327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-15
Reference Count: N/A
Claymont Behavior Modification Project. Outcome Evaluation Report, Fiscal Year '73.
Claymont School District, DE.
The major objectives of the 3-year Claymont Behavior Modification Project, which involved 11 teachers and 270 students, were to: a) train teachers in operant procedures for use in an uncontrived natural setting; b) accelerate student academic performances, with a special view to achieving one year's academic growth in one chronological year for special education children; c) involve parents in project-related procedures; d) maintain a rigorous and continual formative evaluation program to monitor progress in order to provide feedback for instructional program adjustments; and e) develop an array to teacher-made materials appropriate to individualized programming, both remedial and normative. All of the teachers reported satisfaction with project conduct and product. All of the objectives stated above were met or exceeded. On standardized assessment devices, specially prepared achievement tests, and individual behavior change charts, students showed substantial gains: 70% of the special education children displayed academic growth in reading, spelling, and arithmetic in excess of the one-year growth target. Social problems were at a low level at the beginning of the third year of the project and continued at a minimal level throughout the year. Project procedures have been disseminated and have been adopted by some schools outside of the Claymont School District. (Author/HMD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Claymont School District, DE.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III