ERIC Number: ED121896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-4
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Report, Project Instruct. A Title I Program, Boise Schools.
Boise City Independent School District, ID.
The Structured Tutoring Program evaluated in this report is a major break through as far as maximizing human resources in a school setting to assist the below average student is concerned. Approximately 800 Fifth and Sixth Grade students are trained as tutors and spend not more than fifteen minutes per day with 1,238 Second and Third Grade learners. Para-professional tutor managers train the tutors and also tutor some Second and Third Grade children. Adult aides tutor an additional 450 students in Grades 4-8. Empirical evidence gathered from this and two previous reports indicate that math and reading skill deficient children can make major gains using trained student tutors. Data acquired from questionnaires sent to parents, teachers, and principals indicate that 94 percent of the parents of children tutored in reading felt that the child's reading ability improved and that the child enjoyed reading more. Teachers also feel that students tutored in reading are more willing to answer questions, share ideas, and read aloud to the group following their tutoring experience than before. Results from the perceptual motor component of the program indicate significant gains for 159 kindergarten and first grade children receiving help in locomotor skills. The inservice program components, a unique combination of course content and in-school application, as well as the tutor aide and catch-up keep-up, and summer school components, are discussed. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education, Federal Programs, Inservice Education, Instructional Programs, Low Ability Students, Lower Class Students, Mathematics Instruction, Minority Group Children, Perceptual Motor Learning, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Tutors
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boise City Independent School District, ID.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho (Boise)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I