ERIC Number: ED094515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Summary and Evaluation of the Resource Room for the Educable Mentally Handicapped and the Opportunity Group Student. School Year 1972-1973.
Hoek, John H.
This document evaluates a resource room model for 10 educable mentally retarded and 15 mildly educationally handicapped junior high school students in Michigan. Discussed in the overview are curriculum organization, individual assessment, and remediation by two teachers in areas of mathematics, home economics, English, and science. Described are evaluation design procedures such as pretest and posttests, performance comparison of resource room students and traditional special education students (controls), and objectives. Reported are data collection procedures, and given for objectives are the following major results: (1) five of eight resource room students made significant gains in self-concept (resource room and control students made equal gains), (2) 10 of 15 resource students made significant gains on a standardized reading test (controls made significantly greater gains than resource students), (3) 13 resource students made gains from 1 percent to 33 percent on a teacher made reading test, (4) 12 of 15 resource students made positive gains on the standardized arithmetic test (the resource group made significantly greater gains than controls), and (5) 15 students made significant gains (from 1 percent to 200 percent) on a nonstandardized arithmetic test. Results of parental and teacher surveys indicate favor for the curriculum and desire for continuation of the program. Included are information about program factors such as student mobility and parent involvement. (Appendixes contain a resource room calendar for 1971 through 1973 and questionnaire samples.) (MC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portage Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan