ERIC Number: ED379497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May-1
Project READ Annual Report 1989.
In 1989, almost no organized recruitment efforts were made, either for tutors or learners, for Project READ, an adult literacy program held at the Longview, Washington, Public Library. The retention rate remained at 63 percent. Seventy-one tutors participated in the program; the average number tutoring each week was 34. Tutors from all walks of life, vocations, and careers participated in the program. Fifty-three percent of the tutors felt they needed more training in the following areas: tutoring activities, phonics, assessing student needs, and teaching reading skills, writing skills, and grammar. Twenty-one percent of tutors tutored 27 percent of learners using computer software programs as part of their tutoring efforts. Learner retention improved from 50 percent in 1988 to 62 percent in 1989. Two-fifths of learners heard about Project READ from friends and relatives; one-fourth were recommended by community agencies. In 1989, 109 learners were tutored; the average number of learners per month was 45. The majority of learners were employed and were at Project READ to improve their reading skills to keep their jobs or enhance their chances of getting a better job. Seventy-two percent of learners tested below reading level 6.0 at intake; 25 were reevaluated and 20 advanced by at least one grade level. (Appendixes include sample forms and materials developed and used by the project.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Longview Public Library, WA.