ERIC Number: ED098549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Operation Bull's Eye/ARDS (Auditory Reading Development System). Final Report.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
The Auditory Reading Development Systems (ARDS) was devised to meet the educational needs of a segment of the model cities population that had not been reached by other programs. The ARDS is geared to teach the student whose reading level is 0.0 through 3.9, then 3.9 through 6.9, then 7.0 through 8.9. The target population is reached through "roving teachers," who give instruction on sites within the model neighborhood areas that are convenient to model neighborhood residents who need and want the proffered service. The ARDS method has built into it three major essentials for the acclimatization acceleration of uneducated and undereducated adult readers: acknowledgement of need for self improvement, capability for progressing at their own rate in terms of self-imposed goals and time limits, and provision for evaluation of specified intervals. The ARDS follows an orderly progression through sensory experience: look at a visual, talk about the visual, listen to summaries of student reactions, read these reactions, and add to audio and visual materials on the subject. The materials are compiled and graded by readability scores and the learning package is developed around three content areas: ecology, family convergence, and employer-employee relationships. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.