ERIC Number: ED109632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
1970 Tryout of the Summer Reading Program: Preliminary Report.
Gibbs, Gordon L.; And Others
The Southwest Regional Laboratory (SWRL) Summer Reading Program is a parent-administered program designed to help children maintain the reading skills that they acquired in kindergarten through participation in a communication skills program. The subjects of the experimental group were 389 kindergarten students in four California school districts. The control group consisted of 144 kindergarten students from schools in these same districts. Using storybooks, practice exercises, and animal posters, parents of children in the experimental group worked with their children in practicing the reading skills they had acquired. Preprogram and postprogram performance measures were obtained for both the treatment and control groups. The data indicated that the scores of students who received the program deteriorated less than those of students who did not receive the program. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.