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ERIC Number: ED142651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
College Bound Program, 1975-76.
Kahn, Paul
The College Bound Program was designed to help educationally disadvantaged and linguistically isolated 9th to 12th grade pupils improve their skills in reading and mathematics. Students were exposed to 40 minutes of daily instruction, five days per week, for a full year in both subject areas. Each day's exposure was remedial in orientation and served to supplement regular or tax-levy teaching. Instruction for all pupils was individualized, utilizing either standardized achievement or criterion-referenced instruments for diagnosis and evaluation. Instructional prescriptions to correct deficits were either commercial or teacher-prepared. Major findings of the program evaluation were: (1) students in grades 9 through 12 showed highly significant gains in both reading and mathematics, and (2) the bilingual students who were administered the criterion-referenced tests failed to realize the criterion level of mastery of at least five instructional objectives in both reading and mathematics. Among the factors that may have been contributed to the positive results of the program may be the use of individualized instruction as the chief teaching method, and the use of a diagnostic-prescriptive approach. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: 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