ERIC Number: ED136482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Summer Program of Reading and Mathematics for Handicapped Pupils in Special Education Classes: Speech/Language Impaired Pupils and Mentally Retarded Pupils. Summer 1975. Evaluation Report.
Miller, Martin B.
Evaluated was a summer program of reading and mathematics for handicapped pupils in special education classes consisting of two components: the speech/language impairment component, including 377 students, and the component for mentally retarded pupils, including 3l5 students. The speech/language component, designed to improve academic skills through individual or small-group instruction, lacked good definition of the relationship between speech/language improvement concerns and attempts to improve reading skills and did not meet the evaluation objective of mastery of at least one instructional objective by 70% of the pupils. The mental retardation component, largely social-recreational in design, exceeded the evaluation objective of mastery of at least one instructional objective formerly failed by 70% of the pupils, with nearly 88% mastering at least one new objective. However, higher-functioning pupils were restricted due to an insufficiency of range in portions of the training/assessment technique. (Criterion-referenced testing is explained, and results are appended in tabular form.) (Author/IM)
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Handicapped Children, Individualized Instruction, Language Handicaps, Mathematics, Mental Retardation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Reading, Recreational Programs, Socialization, Special Classes, Speech Handicaps, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.