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dc.contributor.authorEngler, Thomas D.
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-16T20:03:57Z
dc.date.available2008-12-16T20:03:57Z
dc.date.issued1977-09
dc.identifier.other1977 .En35
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2092/860
dc.description92 leaves. Advisor: Dr. Charles D. Rowleyen
dc.description.abstractThe problem. In 1973 it had become obvious that the Madrid Community School district's secondary students were not reaching their maximum achievement levels in the area of reading. Students were having difficulty reading content area texts and concern was expressed by parents about the lack of progress in their children's coursework. A review of the limited standardized test data substantiated this concern. Procedure. Through the efforts of teachers, administrators, and the public, a program to change this lack of achievement was initiated. A federal grant was received and the development of a reading program in the content areas for grades 7 through 12 was started. Result. Approximately three years later, after the Title III federal grant, much work and complete staff involvement, reading scores are improving and public and student attitude towards reading has improved. The reading program has become a major segment of Madrid's 7 through 12 curriculum and has proven to be a program for all the students. Madrid's reputation is growing outside its physical boundaries as other school systems have observed the program and have utilized the experitse of Madrid's staff in reading for in-service instruction, for staff meetings and as convocation speakers.en
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherDrake Universityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDrake University, School of Graduate Studies;1977
dc.subjectLiteracy programs--Iowa--Madriden
dc.subjectEducation, Secondary--Reading--Iowa--Madriden
dc.subjectMiddle school students--Reading--Iowa--Madriden
dc.subjectHigh school students--Reading--Iowa--Madriden
dc.titleA Secondary Reading Program in the Content Area, Madrid Community School Districten
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