Special Reading Program
In 1980, the Ateneo de Zamboanga University Grade School reading teachers, through the assistance of the Ateneo de Manila University grade school reading experts, developed a reading program that catered to the entire Ateneo de Zamboanga University Grade School population. This program was the Regular Reading Program (RRP) which included the following components: objectives, contents, activities, materials or resources, time and evaluation.
The reading teachers informally evaluate the RRP through the students’ performance in the program by means of a pre-test and a posttest. The students performance in the classroom is also monitored. A progress report is written based on the teachers observation and experiences of implementation. Revision of the program is done when needed to better serve the students.
For many years, the RRP of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University Grade School was believed to have developmentally taken cared of the diverse reading needs of the students in all the different levels. It has satisfactorily answered and met the needs of the changing Ateneo de Zamboanga University Grade School clientele.
The Ateneo de Zamboanga Grade School students population has grown significantly these past years. The reading heterogeneity of the students in the different levels has risen. To carefully take care of the slow readers from grades 1 to 6, the Special Reading Program (SRP) was developed. This was done to give special attention and more time to the reading problems of some students.
The SRP of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University Grade School aims:
1. To reinforce the special students’ reading skills; and
2. To help the special students attain the reading competency expected of them in the grade level where they are enrolled.