ERIC Number: ED111885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Bryant YES Center Student Reading and Math Growth 1972-73.
Bergeth, Robert L.
The Bryant Youth Educational Support Center (YES) was established in the fall of 1968 to meet the needs of Bryant Junior High students who were socially maladjusted and/or academically underachieving. The primary objectives of the center are to improve basic skills achievement and to modify inappropriate behavior. Approximately 50 students attend the center at one time. Most are 8th and 9th graders although several are 7th graders. The center's students made excellent progress in the basic skills area of reading and math as measured by standardized reading and math achievement tests. Similar results were made during the 1971-72 school year. The YES Center has clearly demonstrated during the past two years that low-achieving students who exhibit antisocial behavior have made good progress in basic skill subjects of reading and math. The center's typical student made vocabulary gains of 1.5 months on the Gates-MacGinitie Test and 2.0 months gain on the Stanford Word Meaning Test for each month they were in the program. On the Gates-MacGinitie Comprehension Test the students made 1.8 months gain for each month in the program. They made 2.2 months on the Stanford Paragraph Meaning Tests for each month in the program. The grade equivalent gain for Arithmetic Computation was 1.8 months gain for each month in the program; for Arithmetic Concepts, 1.8; and for Arithmetic Application, 2.3 months gain for each month in the program. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Education for the Disadvantaged.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I