ERIC Number: ED110511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-18
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Second-Year Communication Skills Program.
Scott, Roger O.
The Second Year Communication Skills Program (SYCSP) consists of instructional materials and procedures designed to improve the reading skills of first-grade children. The reading achievement of students was measured in 10 classrooms using the SYCSP. The Second Year Program Test, used to judge the effectiveness of the program, was administered to a random sample of children in each of the selected classes. This test measures performance on program words, word elements, and word attack skills. This test was individually administered by laboratory staff at the end of the 1970-71 school year. Form 12A of the Cooperative Primary Reading Test provided an additional measure of the children's reading skills. Scores on the SYCSP Test indicated that most of the children attained a large proportion of the reading skills taught during the school year. Data collected suggest that the SYCSP was highly effective as measured by the proportion of program outcomes mastered by most children. It was also effective as measured by a widely used standardized reading test. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.