ERIC Number: ED302049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1/P.S.E.N. Remedial Reading and Mathematics Program 1986-87. Final Evaluation Report and Evaluation Summary. OEA Evaluation Report.
Miller, Ronald C.; And Others
The Chapter 1/P.S.E.N. Remedial Reading and Mathematics Program of the New York City Board of Education Division of Special Education was designed to provide supplementary instruction to eligible English-speaking and limited English-proficient students in self-contained special education classes. A secondary goal was to provide orientation and inservice training to special education teachers. The remediation consisted of individualized diagnostic-prescriptive instruction. Reading instruction was based on a holistic, meaning-centered approach; mathematics instruction emphasized word problems and practical skills. Evaluation of the program indicated that: (1) the program was adequately implemented; (2) program staff and special education teachers rated their preservice orientation and inservice training favorably; (3) 59.9 percent of the eligible English-speaking students met the achievement objective for reading in English; (4) 54.5 percent of the limited English-proficient students mastered at least two new skills and 34.1 percent mastered at least five skills in their reading instruction in Spanish; and (5) eligible students met and exceeded the program objectives in math. Recommendations for program modifications are offered. (JDD)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Diagnostic Teaching, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Holistic Approach, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Limited English Speaking, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Reading, Special Classes, Student Educational Objectives, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
Note: Prepared by the Special Education Evaluation Unit. For earlier report, see ED 292 906.