ERIC Number: ED141739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Field Testing and Diffusion of an Experiment in Developmental, Individualized Reading at the Middle and High School Levels. Research Monograph No. 20.
Guttinger, Hellen I.; Hines, Vynce A.
This volume reports on a study to investigate the effectiveness of a developmental, individualized reading laboratory program at the middle-school and high-school levels. The program was developed and evaluated over a four-year period, at the F.K. Yonge Laboratory School, located at the University of Florida at Gainesville. Promising results during the first and second years led to field testing at a county high school, a suburban middle school, and a rural middle school. In each setting, group pretesting, individual goal-setting conferences, individual programming, 15 hours of reading-laboratory time, group posttesting, and final individual conferences were provided. Evaluation of program results indicated that the average pupil in the laboratory school read about one-fourth faster and with significantly better comprehension and that pupils in the field testing schools evidenced similar gains. In addition to discussion provided in the main text--a program description and analysis of the implications of this research for other schools--appendixes provide definition of terms, materials and equipment lists, reading-test ordering information, several sample programs, and a directory of schools adapting the model. Tabulations of data and a list of references are included. (KS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. P. K. Yonge Lab. School.