ERIC Number: ED135924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-15
Skills Remediation in Reading; School Year 1974-75.
Clawar, Harry J.
This paper presents a description and evaluation of the Skills Remediation in Reading Program, designed to improve the reading skills of high school students who are two or more years behind in reading skills. Program participants were educationally and economically disadvantaged students. The number of students who participated was approximately 23,000. These students were distributed among 48 high schools with 336 teachers and 272 educational assistants. Classes were limited to fifteen students per classroom. Students were chosen if their reading ability was a minimum of two years below grade level based on the Metropolitan Achievement Tests or other standardized achievement tests. They were chosen by guidance personnel. Individualized diagnostic and prescriptive techniques were used by program teachers, but some small group work was also incorporated into the program. The evaluation consisted of a comparison of pre test and post test scores on the Metropolitan Achievement Test. Test data indicated that program participants from grades nine through tweleve gained more than expected in sections of the Metropolitan Achievement Test. Those participants who attended classes at a rate of 75% or more for the year, gained even more above their expected level than participants who attended 75% or more for one semester, as well as those who attended less than 75% for whatever period of time that they were in the program. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Note: New York City Board of Education Function Number 09-59613/09-58265