ERIC Number: ED371325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
CONSULT-I Reading. Ohio Project. Final Report.
Newman, Anabel; And Others
A study examined the effectiveness of the 1991-1992 implementation of the CONSULT-I(R) program (which uses artificial intelligence with statistical pattern recognition in constructing a diagnosis and recommending treatment of reading difficulties) at five cities in Ohio (Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo). A total of 30 teachers at 6 elementary schools participated. Each teacher chose five learners from her classroom, learners having difficulty with reading but not already served by other programs. Participants were trained in collecting data for a learner profile, implementing the strategies recommended by the CONSULT-I program, and assessing the students at the end of the semester. Results indicated that: (1) the program appeared to work best with teachers who were flexible, open, and willing to vary instruction to meet the needs of individual children; (2) the qualities of openness, flexibility, and eagerness to try new ideas were not necessarily a function of teaching experience; (3) application of the CONSULT-I recommended reading strategies was generally beneficial and appropriate in teaching inner-city children in Ohio; and (4) ethnic background and family structure did not significantly affect a learner's success in the reading program. (Contains 12 references and seven tables of data. The 22 appendixes present the taxonomy of learner characteristics, inservice agendas, an anecdotal record form, questionnaires, worksheets, standardized test scores, and sample lesson plans.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State General Assembly, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Reading Practicum Center.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio