ERIC Number: ED096780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Program Description and 1973 Outcome Data: Engelmann-Becker Follow Through Model.
Becker, Wesley C.; Engelmann, Siegfried
Described is the Follow Through academic program based on the principles and materials (DISTAR) of S. Engelmann and W. Becker, and reported are results of program use over a 4-year period with 9,152 primary grade children (78 percent economically disadvantaged). The program description includes teaching procedures; program objectives; class schedules; staffing requirements; principles of class management; descriptions of the DISTAR reading, arithmetic, and language programs; the parent role; teacher training strategies; and the use of biweekly reports and continuous progress tests as monitoring procedures. Results of testing are given separately for the disadvantaged students and the entire group. Compared with national norms is achievement of Ss on the Wide Range Achievement Test in reading, spelling, and arithmetic; the Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT); and the Slossen Intelligence Scale. Among results given are reading achievement by poor children starting the program in kindergarten at the 5.2 grade level by the end of third grade, average gain per grade in arithmetic of 1.02 grade levels, a gain of 9.6 IQ points during the kindergarten year which was maintained through the primary grades, and grade level or above performance on all MAT tests except reading comprehension by the end of grade 3. Also described are the teacher training format and attempts to correlate teacher performance with child performance. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Dept. of Special Education.