ERIC Number: ED129872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Visual Concepts Program: An Evaluation Report.
Phoenix Union High School District, AZ. Dept. of Research and Planning.
Starting with the second semester of the 1971-72 school year, the Phoenix Union High School System accepted a performance contract with Educators Service Incorporated of Edina, Minnesota. The contract enabled the district to implement a one-semester program, which was a multimedia course consisting of 36 thirty-minute videotaped sessions which were divided into eight skill progression phases: initial testing, preview skill, recall skill, learning techniques, re-focus and review evaluation, memory skills, vocabulary and depth reading skills, and achievement tests and evaluation. The performance contract guaranteed certain increase in reading rate and reading comprehension. These guarantees were not entirely met, but there was significant improvement in these reading skills, and the evaluation report recommended the purchase of the videotapes used. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phoenix Union High School District, AZ. Dept. of Research and Planning.