ERIC Number: ED221315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-7
Reference Count: N/A
Horry County Reading Crusade. Final Evaluation Report, 1981-82.
Quickel, Rosemary L.; Wise, James E.
The Horry County, South Carolina, Reading Crusade, a joint effort of the Literacy Council and the school district, was begun in 1979-80 with the intent of raising the literacy level of adults. The school district's Adult and Community Education Department provided office space, telephones, lab space, salaries, and mileage for the coordinators. The Project Evaluation Plan for 1981-82 contained two objectives: (1) all non-reading adults, identified as being capable and willing, would be taught to read by trained community volunteers tutors using the Laubach approach; and (2) all poor reading adults, identified as being capable and willing to increase their reading skills, would receive one-to-one tutoring by trained community volunteers. Results of the Adult Basic Learning Examination (ABLE) pretest and posttest scores are provided for 29 non-readers (13 females--4 Blacks, 2 Orientals, 7 Whites; and 26 males--11 Blacks, 15 Whites) with ages ranging from 16-56 and 28 poor (11 females--4 Blacks, 2 Orientals, 1 Hispanic, 4 Whites, and 17 males--5 Blacks, 1 Oriental, 11 Whites) with ages ranging from 17 to 67. Quantitative evidence derived from pre- and posttest scores of the 67 students indicates that both objectives were met. Comparisons of the 3 years indicate the project would be effective if continued in Horry County. (AH) Horry County. (AH)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Community Resources, Functional Literacy, Individualized Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Rural Areas, School Community Programs, Tutors, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Authoring Institution: Horry County Board of Education, Conway, SC.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina