ERIC Number: ED094094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Diagnostic Reading Clinic. Title I Evaluation, 1972-1973.
In recognition of the critical relationship of inadequate reading skill in the syndrome of alienation and disenchantment concerning the school experience, the Cleveland schools have implemented the Diagnostic Reading Clinic program as an integral part of their Title I, 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, services. A total of 1,903 pupils received services from the Diagnostic Reading Program, Satellite Clinics, and Follow-Up Clinicians program. The program provided correctional reading services, psychological assessment, referral services for health and medical problems, speech and hearing examinations, visual health screening, social work services, and the development of study skills where indicated. Nine consultants provided followup services for pupils returned to the classroom. Findings indicate that three out of eight pupils improved their performance levels to within one year of their reading expectancies. Long-term pupils--the most severaly disabled group--showed an average gain of almost 16 and one-half grade equivalent units between their performance levels and reading expectancies. Moderate-term pupils made an average gain of six grade equivalent units between performance levels and reading expectancies in an average service period. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Div. of Research and Development.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I