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ERIC Number: ED375943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Pages: 266
Abstractor: N/A
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A Program To Improve the Developmental and Intellectual Growth of Students in Kindergarten and First Grade.
Ursits, Mary L.
A practicum was developed and implemented to address developmental and intellectual delays in primary students in a Georgia elementary school. The program's need resulted from the identification of 18 to 21 percent of the kindergarten and first-grade level students as developmentally delayed or academically unprepared for their grade placement. Because the literature suggests that school-based teacher support teams are successful in assisting teachers and students with learning problems, the following three strategies were developed to address the needs of these students: development of a plan to improve curriculum goals that address the developmental and intellectual needs of students in these grades; development of appropriate assessment criteria; and development of a Student Support Team (SST) procedure for preparing individual student instructional plans. The project was evaluated through the collection of data on three groups of students during the 1992-1993 school year and the first semester of the 1993-1994 school year. The project resulted in 63 percent of kindergarten students referred to the SST during the 1992-1993 school year being dismissed from the SST within the first year, and 93 percent of the students dismissed by the end of the first semester of the 1993-1994 year. (Appendices include teacher and parent questionnaires, summaries of student data, the Student Support Team annual summary form, and summaries of student referrals. Contains 29 references.) (SW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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