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ERIC Number: ED138661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Summer Mathematics Remediation for Incoming Pupils; 1975 High School Umbrella Number 2.
Funded under Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I, the Summer Remediation for Incoming Pupils 1975 High School Umbrella #2 program (RIP) was designed to provide remedial instruction in mathematics to incoming ninth and tenth grade pupils who had attended Title I junior high or intermediate schools. The program was designed to bridge the gap in changing schools. By exposing the incoming students to the school staff and curriculum of their new school, the intent was to improve student success and prevent premature drop outs. All 3610 participating students were below grade level in reading and mathematics. The basic method of improving motivation to attend and study were the third period activities. Some of the activities were: shop work, photography, video camera work, typing, sports, journalism, blue-print, speedwriting, newspaper writing, etc. No direct attempt was made to relate the third period activities to the specific content of the remedial math classes. The statistical analysis of 180 ninth grade and 985 tenth grade pubils indicated significant improvement in mathematics skills as measured by the Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT). An individualized approach and an atmosphere conducive to learning was observed in all schools. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I