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ERIC Number: ED098540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Pages: 118
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Identification, Diagnostic and Remediation Procedures Used in Selected New Jersey Elementary Schools.
Schneider, Anita
The purpose of this study was to determine what procedures were employed by the school districts in New Jersey to identify, diagnose, and service remedial readers. A random sample of 20 percent of the elementary schools in the state were sent a questionnaire to determine their reading practices for the academic year 1972-73. Responses to the questionnaire were tabulated by school, district, county, and county group. The data indicated that the procedures and criteria used in remedial reading programs in New Jersey are diverse. In most cases, the differences cut across county group, county, and district lines. However there were some areas of consensus: most of the schools select possible candidates for remedial reading instruction based on informal teacher conversations and on the results of a reading achievement test; most of the schools used as a selection criterion the fact that a student scored two or more years below grade level on a reading test; most of the schools assess a child's strengths and weaknesses in reading prior to the onset of remedial instruction; and most of the special reading classes tended to be small and generally lasted from 20 to 30 minutes per session. (WR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey