ERIC Number: ED371326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
CONSULT-I Reading. Cincinnati Project. Final Report.
Newman, Anabel; And Others
A study examined the effectiveness of the spring-semester 1993 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. Eight classroom teachers and two Gifted and Talented coordinators at South Avondale Elementary School, Cincinnati, Ohio, volunteered to participate in the project. Participants were trained in collecting data for a learner profile, implementing the strategies recommended by the CONSULT-I program, and assessing the 43 Afro-American students at the end of the semester. Results indicated that: (1) 85% of the learners had positive changes in affect and 89% had positive changes in attitude; (2) 80% of the students became better readers; and (3) the revelation that working with a learner's interest can make a great difference in the success of a child was of paramount importance to teachers. Recommendations include: start the program at the beginning of the school year; clarify the explanation of the anecdotal records; provide extra time for recordkeeping; and encourage further parent participation. (Contains nine references and nine tables of data. Appendixes present the taxonomy of learner characteristics, results of three earlier studies, inservice agendas, an anecdotal record form, questionnaires, success criteria, and a tabulation of program assessment.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cincinnati Public Schools, OH.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Reading Practicum Center.