ERIC Number: ED297865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Homework as a Means of Improving Reading Achievement of First Grade Students by Involving Parents and School in a Cooperative Effort.
Czech, Rosemary Hughes
A practicum designed to help 10 first-graders successfully complete their homework, and to involve their parents as teachers at home, was implemented by a school social worker who was a member of a multidisciplinary child study team that assisted students with academic, social, and behavioral problems. Many children referred to the child study team for academic reasons had difficulty completing homework assignments. Test scores indicated that children who did not complete homework assignments performed poorly on standardized tests. Parents of these children frequently reguested information on ways to help their children at home. Practicum objectives were met through: (1) use of a computer to chart the completion of homework assignments; (2) a system of rewards designed to motivate students; and (3) workshops and home visits that trained parents to assist their children. Practicum evaluation data indicated that all objectives were met. In addition, results of pre- and posttesting with the Ginn Reading Program Level Test indicated that homework was an effective means of improving reading achievement among grade 1 students. Related material is provided in 10 appendixes. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.