ERIC Number: ED094340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Criteria of Excellence--Reading--K through Adult.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Prepared for the reading personnel of the California Right to Read program, this document defines general areas and specific items which should be considered in a well-planned, comprehensive reading program for kindergarten through adult learners. It may be used as a guide for planning a reading program, evaluating a current program, or identifying exemplary reading programs. The four major elements in the criteria of excellence which lead to improved reading are commitment by staff and leadership to develop a program themselves, comprehensive needs assessment by on-site faculty, a diagnostic-prescriptive reading approach beginning with the child's current level of achievement, and a program designed to meet the child's needs. Nine sections comprise the criteria of excellence checklist: (1) management and planning; (2) goals and objectives; (3) instruction; (4) staff; (5) leadership development; (6) materials and facilities; (7) community involvement; (8) environment and background; and (9) program evaluation, auditing, and reporting. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Right to Read Program.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.