This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 Excerpt: ...of low achievement in any line of endeavor teachers should always ask themselves whether or not they possess that type of teaching technique ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 Excerpt: ...of low achievement in any line of endeavor teachers should always ask themselves whether or not they possess that type of teaching technique which will produce the desired results. The results secured by the Fanning School are typical of those secured in a great number of schools. They have been discussed at length in connection with this school to emphasize the fact that a school must always be seeking to determine its sources of strength and weakness and to determine the character of the constructive endeavor which is necessary to secure improvement. The contrast between the Oak Hill School and the Lafayette School in Diagram VIII gives additional emphasis to the point of view just presented. Oak Hill makes a splendid record in the lower grades but decreases very decidedly in relative efficiency in the intermediate grades. The Lafayette School, on the other hand, secures relatively poor results in the lower grades but makes marked improvement in the intermediate grades. It is evident that the character of the instruction in the fifth and sixth grades of these two schools is radically different. DIAGRAM VIII Average Rates In Silent Reading In St. Louis Schools In General And In Two Selected Schools--Oak Hill And Lafayette J/ //" III HI4 lil If V3 l" VI1 VI l-la VII" l/lll2 fill" Expert supervision and teaching should carry investigation far enough to determine the causes for these apparent differences. Quality Of Silent Reading The scores for quality of silent reading are based on the ability of a pupil to reproduce what was read and to answer specific questions concerning the subject.matter of the test. These methods of testing comprehension have been adopted because they represent two of the most frequent ways in which pupils are...Read Less
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