ERIC Number: ED365044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul-8
Increasing Academic Achievement of Second Grade Learning Disabled Students through Implementation of a Resource/Consultative Service Delivery Model.
Chiodo, Carolyn B.
This practicum implemented a resource/consultative model in place of a pullout model that was failing to meet the needs of second grade students with specific learning disabilities (SLD), at-risk students, and regular and special educators. The practicum involved conducting team meetings, increasing faculty awareness, and implementing curriculum-based assessment. Informal consultation services were provided and workshops were held to explain and provide instructional assistance in implementing the model. A team was developed to establish schedules for in-class remediation, direct service, and consultation. In-class remediation progressed from teacher-directed activities, through SLD teacher-directed activities, to shared planning on unit presentations. Students within the targeted classroom showed improvements in academic achievement, but objectives identifying specific academic outcomes were not entirely satisfied. However, teacher evaluation forms indicated positive acceptance of the model and faculty voted to incorporate the model into the school's improvement plan for the coming year. Appendices include the program evaluation form, the resource/consultation log, and the student progress form. Tables provide details of the academic achievement and curriculum mastery test results. (Contains 65 references.) (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Consultation Programs, Curriculum Based Assessment, Delivery Systems, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Disabilities, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Resource Teachers, Teaching Models, Teamwork
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.