ERIC Number: ED108170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Improvement Teams (RIT)-ESEA Title I. 1974-1975.
Saint Louis Public Schools, MO. Office of Planning and Program Development.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 10,000 students in grades one through eight who live in neighborhoods that are serviced by schools receiving Title I funds. The program, begun in 1971, is designed to improve students' reading skills and attitudes toward reading. The reading improvement teams (RIT) provide individualized, diagnostic reading instruction in addition to regular reading classes. Instructional strategies, which generally emphasize reading comprehension, vary from team to team, depending on the diagnosed need of each child, and collective experience of the team members, and the available facilities and materials in each school. Reading assistants and reading aides identify underachieving students, diagnose their reading difficulties, and write prescriptions that remedial and developmental reading teachers use to direct reading instruction. The program also maintains an inservice center for the professional development of all staff members, and especially for the improvement of remedial reading methods for RIT classroom teachers. (RB/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Public Schools, MO. Office of Planning and Program Development.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I