ERIC Number: ED101320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Elementary Reading Survey K-5, 1973-1974.
Martin, Maxie; Chambers, Letitia
Journal of Research and Evaluation of the Oklahoma City Public Schools, v4 n8 Entire Issue Aug 1974
The purposes of this study were to make comparisons between reading at all grades on the basis of instruction and materials and the Oklahoma City public schools' reading philosophy, and to provide insight as to why the reading grade scores were low, particularly at the fourth grade level. The evaluation process was concerned with surveying the reading methods, materials, and types of reading skills being used and/or developed in first through fifth grade. The instrument used was a questionnaire which was administered to teachers in 70 elementary schools and 14 fifth-year centers. The criteria for the instrument to evaluate the elementary reading program were based on the Oklahoma City School District's philosophy for the teaching of reading. Some of the results were: there may be a strong relationship between the drop in achievement scores at the fourth-grade level and the fact that only half of the fourth-grade teachers felt it their responsibility to provide formal reading instruction; teachers voiced a desire for further inservice training; first- and fourth-year teachers were attempting to cover all the basal reading materials for their grade level each year; and teachers spent almost as much time planning for each day as they did on actual reading instruction. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma City Public School System, OK.