ERIC Number: ED097621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Prevention, Diagnosis of Reading Problems. Interim Evaluation Report, July 1, 1972-June 30, 1973.
Independence School District 30, MO.
The Independence (Missouri) School District Title III Project is an inservice program for kindergarten and first grade teachers. The overall objective is to train the teacher to identify the child who needs help in developing the modalities necessary for all learning and for learning to read in particular. In the first year program, 88 teachers serving 2,328 kindergarten and first grade students participated with 632 children identified as deficient in one or more of the 10 skill areas considered basic to reading. Teachers focused preventive and/or constructive procedures in only the area(s) identified as being deficient. Both background information concerning reading skill development and learning modality development and techniques of detection, prevention, and/or correction were provided the teachers in university classes, workshops, and through assistance from local educational consultants and university graduate assistants. End-of-the-year test results indicate that the goal of 60 percent growth was achieved in six of the basic prereading areas. A comparison of 1972 and 1973 kindergarten students showed an overall improvement in ability to cope with the formal reading skills introduced in the first grade. Overall teacher reaction to the program was favorable. (TO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City.
Authoring Institution: Independence School District 30, MO.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III