ERIC Number: ED301843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Summer Remedial Programming in Residential Care to Sharpen Reading and Math Skills.
Bennett, Gary D.
A study reports on a six-week remedial program designed to help youth at residential care group homes maintain their skill levels in reading and math during summer vacation. Twenty-nine children, all of whom were considered educationally at risk, were selected from seven residential care homes for the project. Most of the children's Wide Range Achievement Test-Revised (WRAT-R) scores revealed significantly deficient achievement levels in reading and math skills. Educators (teachers, special education coordinators, school counselors, principals, and superintendents) from the three school districts in which the homes were located were surveyed about the need for such a remedial summer program. All responding educators indicated a need for the program. The program incorporated techniques of individualized instruction and cooperative learning teams, and remedial reading and math instruction were combined with an "earning while learning" monetary reinforcement system. Pretests and posttests of math and reading achievement, using the reading and math sections of the Quick-Score Achievement Test, were administered on the first and last day of the class. Posttests indicated that both math and reading achievement levels were maintained throughout the six-week period. (Thirteen tables of data are included, and 15 appendixes and 26 references are attached.) (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.