ERIC Number: ED175007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Lincoln Writing Laboratory: A Systems-Based Model for Individual Instruction.
Monkowski, Paul G.; Kelley, Marie E.
An individualized program for teaching writing skills was initiated for high school students in a writing laboratory program. The major goal was to develop a systematic, individualized approach for teaching 300 specific writing skills. Major characteristics of the program included evaluation of student writing to diagnose and prescribe instruction, demonstration of mastery of skills in actual writing, and provision for monitoring retention of writing skills. Analysis of student performance on the STEP (Sequential Tests of Educational Progress) writing test indicated that writing laboratory students made significantly greater gains from pretest to posttest and that the rate of growth was significantly greater than that of control students, suggesting that specific instruction in writing should produce a marked effect on student achievement across time. (Author/TJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (34th, Detroit, Michigan, March 3-7, 1979)