ERIC Number: ED106799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Boise Structured Tutoring Program.
Boise City Independent School District, ID.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 750 first-through third-grade students from 14 elementary schools. The program is designed to teach letter names, consonant and vowel sounds, sight words, and decoding skills to students who have deficiencies in basic reading skills. The basic elements of the model include the following: pre-established instructional objectives, predetermined sequence for introducing the objectives, means of assessing mastery of the objectives, materials geared to instructional objectives, prescriptions for individual students based on pretest performance and prepared by trained tutors, procedures for systematically checking individual student mastery of instructional prescriptions, record-keeping procedures for tracking assignment and completion of prescriptions, and procedures for ensuring that objectives previously mastered are systematically reviewed. The program uses peer tutors who are fifth- and sixth-grade students at the same school as the program students. The tutors are tested and trained and then participate in role-playing situations to practice their skills before they begin tutoring. Tutors assist only one student during the school year. (WR/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boise City Independent School District, ID.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I