ERIC Number: ED094516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Second Year Evaluation of the Resource Room for the Educable Mentally Impaired and the Low Achieving Student for School Year 1973-1974.
Hoek, John H.
Reported is the 1973-1974 evaluation of a junior high school resource room model for eight educable mentally retarded (EMR) and 18 mildly educationally handicapped students. Discussed is evaluation design including performance comparison of the resource room EMR students and traditional special students (controls), comparison of absentee rates of resource room and grade 7 students, and previously established objectives consisting of significant gains in self-concept, reading, and arithmetic. Reported are data collection procedures, and given for the objectives are the following major results: (1) neither the eight EMR students nor controls made significant gains in self-concept and thus the first objective was not achieved; (2) 15 of 19 resource room students made significant gains on a standardized reading test (resource students made significantly greater gains than controls), (3) 18 of 19 students made positive gains (ranging from 4 percent to 210 percent) in reading comprehension on a modified-standardized test, (4) 17 of 19 students made positive gains on a standardized arithmetic test (resource room students made significantly greater gains than controls), and (5) 16 of 19 resource students made positive gains (from 1 percent to 91 percent) on a nonstandardized arithmetic test. Results of attendance rate comparison are given to indicate a mean number of 5.15 absences for resource room students and of 6.48 absences for the grade 7 population. Data from a questionnaire show that parents were favorable toward the program and desired program continuation. A 2-year statistical summary is presented in tabular form. (MC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portage Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan