ERIC Number: ED106787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Success through Identification and Curriculum Change.
Sapulpa Public Schools, OK.
One of the programs included in "Effective Reading Programs...," this program is based on the principle of early identification of students' strengths and weaknesses and the development of individualized methods to correct the weaknesses and emphasize the strengths. The program, begun in 1972, serves 749 kindergarten and first-grade students and is to be expanded to the second grade. Many students are educationally handicapped. Touching the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor realms, the program uses diagnostic test scores for identifying goals and developing behavioral objectives. Strategies to deal with needs have evolved in several directions. One is simply providing more adult attention and instruction for children. Aides have been added to all kindergartens and most first grades, and upper-grade students are used as tutors. Individualization is stressed through such activities as creative story writing, story dictation, and individual vocabulary development. Children with identified deficiencies take "Home Learning Kits" home with them and work with their parents, who receive training in use of the materials. Each child also has a prescriptive printout which helps the teacher to correct weaknesses and enhance strengths. (TO/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Right to Read Program.
Authoring Institution: Sapulpa Public Schools, OK.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III