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Gabriel, Roy M.; Estes, Gary D. – 1985
The adoption by Seattle (Washington) Public Schools of the Prescriptive Reading Inventory Reading System (PRI-RS) was a decision driven by the district's commitment to effective schooling. The PRI-RS is a criterion referenced approach to the instruction and assessment of reading skills, and it consists of five levels, A through E, coordinated with…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education
Brandt, David E. – 1975
This document describes and evaluates the Reading Skills Laboratories Optional Assignment Program for the school year 1974-75. The purpose of this program was to improve the reading skills of high school students (grades 9-12) whose reading fell two or more years below their grade level. The program was conducted in 8 alternative independent mini…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, High School Students, Individual Instruction
Olsen, Marilyn – 1989
A study (conducted in suburban central New Jersey using 218 second graders' California Achievement Test (CAT) scores from 1986-1988 compared the effectiveness of two well-known reading programs. Results indicated that although there was no statistically significant difference in the scores, the mean difference suggested that children who were…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Comparative Analysis, Grade 2, Instructional Material Evaluation