ERIC Number: ED097104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Dale Avenue Project: A Performance Objective Curriculum for Prekindergarten through Third Grade. Final Project Report.
This report describes in detail a performance objective curriculum designed to help disadvantaged prekindergarten and kindergarten urban children attain the skills required to be at grade level in reading and mathematics and at the national norm in I.Q. by grade 1. The program is designed to systematically develop students' skills in 10 critical areas: listening, naming, observing, speaking, perceptual motor skills, writing and motor skills, classification, mathematics, decoding-encoding, and seriation. The essential components of the program are: (1) use of the performance objectives for individual and group instruction and as an evaluation tool, (2) forty-five minutes per day small group reading program with students grouped homogeneously according to achievement test scores, and (3) volunteer parent program which includes a parent committee and volunteer parents to assist teachers. The evaluation design and results comprise one-third of the report. (CS)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Case Studies, Compensatory Education, Competency Based Education, Diagnostic Tests, Mathematics Curriculum, Parent Participation, Perceptual Development, Preschool Curriculum, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Teacher Education, Urban Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Office of Program Development.; Paterson Board of Education, NJ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III