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ERIC Number: ED170078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Pages: 83
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Teacher and the Reading Skills Report for Migrant Students.
Bove, Richard
Through a process of refinement and field testing, a working committee of seven states, under the direction of the National Committee of State Directors of Migrant Education Programs, developed a list of reading skills/concepts that are both generic and universal. Each skill is a base, essential concept. Most skills or subskills in any reading material relate to one of these concepts. In order to make the list usable to teachers, the 47 skills are divided into three major areas: Decoding--readiness, consonants, vowels, and structural analysis; Comprehension--literal, inferential, and vocabulary; and Study Skills--reading in content area. To help the receiving teacher discern the child's level in the concept being reported, an instruction level indicator is included: K(K-1), P(1-3), I(4-6), or S(7-12). Thus, the receiving teacher is told both the skills being worked on at the time of withdrawal and the instructional level approach being used with the child. The procedures include a manual of definitions and subskills all cross-referenced to the 47 skills. The same procedures are followed to report reading in Spanish whenever a child is being taught both English and Spanish reading. Constructed of Spanish reading concepts, the Reading in Spanish Report is "not" a translation of the Reading in English Report. Focusing on the teacher, aide, or instructor who works with the child, the report relies on the sending teacher's assessment. This paper provides an overview of the development of these new reporting procedures using the Migrant Student Recording Transfer System. The essentials used by a reporting teacher are appended. (NQ)
National Educational Laboratory Publishers, Inc., 813 Airport Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78702 (EC 073; $4.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.