ERIC Number: ED112354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
New Adventure in Learning--Evaluation Report.
Pyatte, Jeff A.; Mathews, Samuel R., III
An ESEA Title III project in language arts, this program emphasizes instruction tailored to the individual learner's needs. In the fall of 1974, Southside Elementary School, Crestview, Florida, adopted the program which is described and evaluated in this paper. Program components include team teaching in an open space classroom; the use of informal inventories and careful observation to diagnose each learner's language needs; a written reading prescription for each learner; assignments in programed materials, reading kits, basal readers, listening stations, workbooks, and learning games; and inservice teacher training. While the program was received enthusiastically, the results of the evaluation showed no significant gains in reading achievement when compared with the previous year. In fact, all gains were lower for the project year than for the year before. Another finding was differences in reading achievement gains for different ability levels. Higher ability learners achieved larger gains. (MKM)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Diagnostic Teaching, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Individualized Reading, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Acquisition, Open Education, Positive Reinforcement, Primary Education, Program Evaluation, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Team Teaching
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of West Florida, Pensacola. Educational Research and Development Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III