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ERIC Number: ED158221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Reading Management Systems: Solution or Problem?
Cornelius, Paula Lee
The basic goal of a reading mangement system (RMS) is to individualize instruction. While few reading specialists would disagree with this goal, there is much disagreement on the question of whether such a system creates more problems than it solves. Among the advantages of an RMS cited by its proponents are: it provides a means of assessing students' needs in reading; it provides a system of organization for teaching reading skills; it uses criterion-referenced tests which help teachers make decisions concerning appropriate activities for each student; and it is helpful in reporting information to parents. Among the disadvantages of RMS cited by opponents are: the shortcomings of the criterion-referenced tests; the lack of sufficient flexibility for students and teachers using the systems; and the failure of most systems to give sufficient instructions on how to incorporate the skills profiles into the everyday life of the school. The disadvantages of an RMS can be overcome if educators carefully evaluate all available systems before choosing one and incorporate the system into the reading program rather than substitute it as the entire reading program. (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Reading Association of the International Reading Association (11th, Anaheim, California, November 2-5, 1977)