ERIC Number: ED117174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Utilizing a Pupil Typology to Evaluate Change in Remedial Reading and Remedial Math Programs in Title I Schools.
Sciara, Frank J.; Patton, Don C.
The authors advocate the use of a pupil typology in which the variables of sex, race, family status, and I.Q. range are combined to form a pupil classification system. This systematic arrangement of data when combined with change in pupil performance, allows the creation of local norms. A scheme for comparing the change in pupil performance among the various schools involved in remedial reading and remedial math programs is demonstrated; also the comparison of the performance among the various schools involved in the programs is shown. The comparison of the performance changes in similar types of students is illustrated with a ranking procedure according to results obtained. Although this system of analyzing the output of various remedial programs is more revealing than gross comparisons, sole reliance upon this procedure for purposes of program accountability is not advocated. Measurement of student performance as analyzed by the proposed method, over a period of at least three years, should produce useful information upon which decisions for change can be made. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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