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ERIC Number: ED105437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
An Urban Centered Reading and Study Skills Program.
Whittaker, Jeweleane Wilma
This paper describes the reading and study skills program at Texas Southern University which operates within the framework of the individualized prescription model. The majority of students enrolled in the program have a composite reading grade equivalent score of ten or below as measured by the Nelson-Denny Reading Test. Students are allowed to progress at their own pace once they are assigned to work through a certain individual reading packet. The students' performance is diagnosed and evaluated continuously from skill to skill and from unit to unit. Teachers monitor students' progress very closely. A minimum of 85 percent accuracy is required on all skill tests before a student is permitted to move from one unit to another. The units in each area progress from easy to more difficult reading levels. The materials for instructional packets come from many sources. Some materials are commercially prepared while others are developed in the reading and study skills center. A variety of trade books, magazines, newspapers, reading skills laboratories, tapes filmstrips, and films are used as resources in the development of instructional units. (WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (8th, Anaheim, California, March 20-22, 1975)