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ERIC Number: ED103534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Pages: 92
Abstractor: N/A
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A Cost Study Analysis of Measured Gains in a Reading Program Utilizing Individualization of Instruction.
Morgan, Virginia Richardson
The problems stated for this study were: (1) to determine the additional cost per month of reading gain in the Dougherty County reading program--funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act--for elementary students (grades 1-6); (2) to compare the previous cost per month of gain for students enrolled in the Title I program with cost per month of gain in innovative reading activities; and (3) to determine the rate of increase in reading growth which may be attributed to the Title I program in Dougherty County, Georgia, 1973-74. Subjects included 1,120 students in 12 elementary schools in Dougherty, Georgia, who were enrolled in a Title I reading project utilizing the center concept and individually prescribed instruction with 13 teachers and 13 aides. Since these students were pulled from the bottom of the lowest academic strata there was no control group available for comparison; therefore, history of previous gain as calculated from the pretest means was used as a basis for determination of difference. Teachers were trained and supervised throughout the school year in both reading skills and management techniques. All data indicated significant improvement in the ratio of reading gains for all grade levels. It was concluded that it cost less to teach better when cost is based on amount of reading gain per dollar expenditure. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I