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ERIC Number: ED013715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 93
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Reference Count: 0
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TRANSFER EFFECTS OF TRAINING INTERMEDIATE GRADE PUPILS TO ADJUST READING SPEED TO READING PURPOSE.
HARRIS, THEODORE L.; AND OTHERS
AN INVESTIGATION WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE WHETHER READING RATE VARIABILITY DEVELOPED WITH SHORT, TIGHTLY-CONSTRUCTED TRAINING MATERIALS WOULD TRANSFER TO LONGER, MORE SCHOOL-LIKE PASSAGES IMMEDIATELY AFTER TRAINING AND ONE MONTH LATER. THE PROJECT WAS AN EXTENSION OF THE USOE PROJECT 1755, "THE EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT OF VARIABILITY IN RATE OF READING IN THE INTERMEDIATE GRADES." THE SUBJECTS WERE 72 CHILDREN IN MADISON, WISCONSIN--12 GIRLS AND 12 BOYS IN EACH OF GRADES FOUR, FIVE, AND SIX--WITH READING SCORES BETWEEN THE 40TH AND 90TH PERCENTILES ON THE SEQUENTIAL TESTS OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS, THE CALIFORNIA ACHIEVEMENT TEST, AND THE IOWA READING TEST. DURING THE ORIENTATION AND TRAINING PERIODS, GROUP 1 WORKED WITH MATERIALS FROM WHICH THE MAIN IDEA WAS DELETED. BOTH GROUPS WORKED WITH PASSAGES OF IDENTICAL LENGTH AND ESSENTIALLY THE SAME SUBJECT MATTER. NEITHER TRAINING METHOD, SEX, NOR GRADE WAS SIGNIFICANTLY RELATED TO READING RATE VARIABILITY AS DEFINED AND MEASURED. HOWEVER, DATA INDICATED THAT ANY READING RATE VARIABILITY EXISTING AFTER TRAINING WAS TRANSFERRED AND THAT FLEXIBILITY COULD BE TAUGHT IN FOURTH GRADE. SAMPLES OF TRAINING MATERIALS, EXAMINERS' DIRECTIONS, ORIENTATION MATERIALS, TABLES FIGURES, AND REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. TRAINING PROCEDURES AND MATERIALS ARE DESCRIBED. (RH)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Education.
Identifiers: University of Wisconsin