ERIC Number: ED126424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Development and Evaluation of a Junior College Reading Program to Train Teacher Aides.
Epner, Marcia G.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a two-semester junior college reading program designed to train teacher aides to assist professionals in reading programs. Descriptive data, including scores on the San Antonio College Test for Reading Aides and the Nelson-Denny Reading test, were gathered for 96 teacher aides. Analysis of posttests using the same measures indicated a significant improvement in reading ability and an increase in proficiencies associated with the teaching of reading for members of the teacher aide training program as compared to a control group. In addition, kindergarten and grade-one students receiving paraprofessional assistance reflected a greater increase in language ability as measured by the Tests of Basic Experience than did students of the same grade level who were instructed by untrained aides. Similarly, grade-two students receiving paraprofessional assistance showed a substantial gain in language and reading ability as measured by the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills, as opposed to grade-two students receiving help from untrained aides. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (21st, Anaheim, California, May 1976)