ERIC Number: ED097632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Laubach Trained Volunteer Tutor Pilot Project 1971.
Gaulke, Mary F.
A pilot program, established at Griffin Creek School (Medford, Oregon) from September 1970 to June 1971, consisted of five Laubach-trained volunteer reading tutors, an experimental group of five fifth- and sixth-grade boys, and a control group of eighteen boys and girls in a regular classroom. The experimental boys, reading at a second- or third-grade level at the beginning of the project, met four days a week with their individual tutors and once weekly for an hour of group instruction. Control group students were reading at levels ranging from the second grade to the sixth grade. The Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests (1965) were administered to both groups at the beginning and at the end of the project, with the experimental group receiving an additional testing in April 1971. Results showed that the range of reading gain for the experimental group was from nine to sixteen months, that 100 percent of the experimental group showed a gain in the comprehensive or vocabulary test sections, and that the range for the control group was from a loss of four months to a gain of 27 months, with 89 percent showing some gain in comprehension or vocabulary. Appendixes provide reading scores, a lesson plan guide, and a rationale for letter sound mnemonics. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Medford School District 549C, OR.