ERIC Number: ED121480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-3
Reference Count: N/A
An Inner City Program That Works.
Prior, Daniel R.
The Developmental Learning Program described is a Title I program designed to significantly improve the reading and math skills of children with developmental learning problems. A total of 285 first graders in 10 inner city New York City schools participated in the individualized, eclectic program during the period covered by the report, November 1973 to June 1974. The program utilized a resource room model staffed by teachers and paraprofessionals with preservice and monthly and weekly inservice training. Individual and small group student instruction periods ranged from 2-4 per week for 45 minutes each. Multisensory and teacher made materials were used to assist students in mastering perceptual and motor skills. The Prior Evaluative Instrument for Perceptual Development (PEIPD) was administered at the beginning of the program to determine individual strengths and weaknesses in five areas of functioning (gross and fine motor, spatial organization, visual and auditory). A copy of the PEIPD is contained in the appendix. Findings were based on extensive testing, observations, interviews, and surveys with various program personnel. Test results indicated that there was a positive gain in grade equivalent between pretesting and posttesting with the Wide Range Achievement Test. (ED)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Early Childhood Education, Individualized Instruction, Inner City, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Disabilities, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Perception Tests, Preservice Teacher Education, Primary Education, Program Descriptions, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Bronx, NY. District 7.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I