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ERIC Number: ED204986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Secondary LD Reading Practices and Procedures.
Ostertag, Bruce A.; Schnorr, Janice M.
To determine the state of the art in reading instruction for secondary level learning disabled (LD) students, a survey of 138 secondary LD teachers was conducted. Questionnaires were designed to obtain information on five practices and procedures: (1) the role responsibility for teaching reading, (2) reading assessment instruments, (3) commonly used reading approaches, (4) reading skills stressed, and (5) commonly used reading materials. Among findings were the following: larger schools, with enrollments in excess of 2,000 students, do not always include reading instruction as a major responsibility of the LD program; the most commonly used tests were diagnostic reading batteries including the Wide Range Achievement Test, the Woodcock Reading Mastery Test, and the Peabody Individual Achievement Test (Reading Subtests); the individual reading approach was the preferred teaching method; comprehension appeared to be a skill most stressed at the secondary level; and materials used included basal reading series, series books, and reading kits. Tables with statistical data are appended. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff.