ERIC Number: ED325801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
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Utilizing Precision Teaching To Measure Growth of Reading Comprehension Skills in Low Achieving Students.
Nitti, Joanne M.
A practicum addressed the problem of reading comprehension skills in low achieving students by monitoring their progress utilizing precision teaching. Based on referrals from classroom teachers, guidance counselors, and parents, five students ranging in ability levels from kindergarten through grade 8 were accepted into the program for one or more 8-week tutorial sessions. An individualized learning plan, based on precision teaching principles, was designed for each student's specific needs. Students were introduced to precision teaching, task sheets, and several learning strategies. Results revealed an improvement in reading comprehension for most of the students in the target group. It was concluded that individualized remediation plans, continuous monitoring of students' progress, and daily charting of the results of utilizing precision teaching facilitated students' learning. (Appendixes include student profiles, analysis of progress, sample assignments, task sheets, and logarithmetic charts.) (Author/MG)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: Educational Specialist Practicum, Nova University.