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ERIC Number: ED013723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jan
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
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THE EFFECT OF A SUMMER TELEVISION READING PROGRAM ON THE READING ACHIEVEMENT OF CHILDREN. INTERIM REPORT.
Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp., IN.
THROUGH A COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT CONTRACT, THE EVANSVILLE-VANDERBURGH SCHOOL CORPORATION IN INDIANA DEVELOPED A SUMMER EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION PROGRAM ACCOMPANIED BY WORKBOOKS FOR PUPILS WHO HAD JUST COMPLETED THE FIRST GRADE AND STUDIED THE PROGRAM'S EFFECT ON THEIR READING ACHIEVEMENT. CONTROL-GROUP TESTING WAS DONE IN 1965, AND EXPERIMENTAL-GROUP TESTING WAS DONE ONE YEAR LATER. IN MAY 1965 2,455 FIRST-GRADE CHILDREN TOOK THE CALIFORNIA READING TEST ON VOCABULARY AND COMPREHENSION AND THE CALIFORNIA TEST OF MENTAL MATURITY. FOUR MONTHS LATER THE CALIFORNIA READING TEST WAS AGAIN GIVEN TO THE SAME CHILDREN, 16.5 PERCENT OF WHOM WERE ABSENT. RESULTS SHOWED THAT WHILE MOST CHILDREN NEITHER GAINED NOR LOST IN COMPREHENSION, THERE WAS A TOTAL LOSS OF 2 MONTHS IN VOCABULARY. SEPARATE RESULTS FOR THE TOTAL CONTROL GROUP POPULATION, FOR THE LOW QUARTILE IQ, AND FOR THE HIGH QUARTILE IQ ARE TABULATED IN THIS INTERIM REPORT. THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP WAS TESTED IN MAY OF 1966, EXPOSED TO 40 HALF-HOUR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION PROGRAMS ACCOMPANIED BY WORKBOOKS, AND RETESTED 4 MONTHS LATER. THE FINAL REPORT FOR THE WHOLE STUDY WILL BE COMPLETED EARLY IN 1967. (NS)
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Authoring Institution: Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp., IN.
Identifiers: Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation IN; INDIANA; Indiana (Evansville)