ERIC Number: ED118707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Supplemental Skill Development Program Handbook.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Elementary Education.
Produced for use by school administrators, supervisors, and teachers involved in the supplemental skill development program, this handbook provides assistance to school divisions who wish to implement it at the local level. The program is characterized by intensive individualized instruction in reading and mathematics to underachieving fifth and sixth graders. Minimal objectives, thirty for reading and thirty-five for mathematics, give direction to pupil learning. An integral part of the regular instructional program, this project also calls for parental involvement. A section describing the administration and supervision of the program at the state level addresses the role of the state department of education, action program strategies, criteria for selection of pupils in the program, and program objectives and funding. A similar section focusing on the implementation of the program at the school division level addresses the role of the local school division, the selection of pupils for program participation, the design and execution of the local program plan, the administration of a specified testing program, the expenditure of allocated funds, the instructional program, and record keeping. A section on the evaluation component notes that since the program has the dual purpose of accomplishing the objectives, and demonstrating the pilot effort aspect of the project, evaluation includes provisions for assessment of both program practices and pupil progress. Appendixes include objectives, sample class record sheets, and a plan form. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Education, Grade 5, Grade 6, Guidelines, Individualized Instruction, Mathematical Enrichment, Parent Participation, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Guides, Reading Programs, School Districts, Skill Development, Underachievement
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Elementary Education.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia (Richmond)