ERIC Number: ED182068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The BSLC Project Annual Report 1978.
Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.
Highlights of a Basic Skills Learning Centers (BSLC) Project are presented at the end of two full years of the three-year program, which was designed to provide nonurban elementary schools in 20 western states with resources to help teach basic reading and mathematics skills. A description of the participating schools (489 schools in 145 districts) reports school size, family income, and ethnic and language diversity of pupils. Graphs and narrative text summarize the achievement of the 95,000 students who participated in over 4,000 BSLC programs during 1977-78. Two measures of progress--the BSLC Pupil Attainment Tests and the amount of BSLC instruction completed--show a substantial proportion of students halting or reversing their slide into remedial status. A section on information sharing describes support materials and data collection forms for participating schools, a project newsletter, and a film designed to give school and community groups an impression of BSLC in action in the school. Use of BSLC materials beyond general remedial purposes is discussed, including their use with handicapped children and older students still needing basic skills remediation. (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Community Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.