ERIC Number: ED117139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Skill Centers of Minneapolis 1973-74.
Clark, Sara H.
Two Basic Skill Centers were set up on 1968 to help inner city students improve their reading skills. The Centers were supported mainly by the Minneapolis Public Schools although ESEA Title I funds provided teacher aides. This report covers the sixth year's operation of the project. Substantial changes in the Centers' operations are described. The goals of the project since late 1970 have been the achievement of functional literacy by disabled readers and nonreaders from grades 4 through 9 in Target Area schools and the development of an instructional program to make it possible. The newly developed Basic Skill Centers Reading Program provided all curricular materials. A multimedia approach was used which included teaching machines as well as individual instruction in related classrooms. Individualized instruction was provided for 595 Title I students from grades 4-9 from 22 public schools. The students, who came from Title I Target Area schools, made grade equivalent gains well above what would have been expected for average children working at the reading levels of the Gates-MacGinitie Comprehension tests which were the measuring instruments. From 81 percent to 90 percent of the students made grade equivalent gains greater than expected for the pre- post-test span of six to seven months. (Author/DEP)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Testing, Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction, Inner City, Junior High Schools, Multimedia Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Reading Improvement, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Statistical Analysis
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
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests