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ERIC Number: ED316840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
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Reading Remediation: The Individualized Manpower Training System (IMTS) as a Viable Alternative.
Gross, Marshall
This program was developed and implemented to help students in the secondary school vocational area raise their reading test scores and reading comprehension through the use of the Individualized Manpower Training Systems (IMTS) lab. The program's aims were to increase the reading comprehension percentage scores on major tests and to assist the students in the successful completion of vocational education classes. The program consisted of the following activities: pretesting students in reading comprehension from a selection of the Stanford Achievement Test, placing low-level language arts students in the IMTS program instead of a regular tenth grade English class, monitoring progress throughout the semester, making mid-course corrections as necessary, testing on regular vocational course material under normal classroom conditions, posttesting to measure gains in grade levels in language arts, and comparing subject test scores with those of non-IMTS participating students. Thirty-five of the 37 students in the test group showed marked improvement and average gains of (1) reading: +1.35 years; (2) language arts: +11 months; and (3) mathematics: +1.4 years. Results indicated overall success, with 35 students raising their reading comprehension skills 10% and 34 students passing their vocational education classes. (Six tables of data are included in the appendixes and 17 references are attached.) (MG)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Achievement Tests