ERIC Number: ED021528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Freshmen Reading Ability: Fall 1967-Day Session, Nelson-Denny Reading Test.
Martin, Peter B.
Results of the Nelson-Denny Reading Test are used as a screening device for selecting students for remedial work in the Reading and Study Skills Center (R-S) at New York Community College (NYCC). A descriptive analysis of the fall 1967 day session freshmen showed that the average freshman at NYCC was reading at the 12.6 grade level, or .4 grade levels below the national norm for college freshmen. Half of the freshmen were a the forty-second percentile and below with the range varying between the first and 99th percentile. Twenty % of the freshmen scored at or below the 10.5 grade level, the cut-off point used by the R-S. The reading ability of the freshmen of 1967 was essentially the same as that of all preceding freshman class. The survey has implications for such areas as curriculum design, remedial programs, textbook selection, and counseling at NYCC. Charts indicating reading ability by departments and local institutional norms are included in the report. (DG)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educationally Disadvantaged, Evaluation Methods, Local Norms, Reading Ability, Reading Achievement, Reading Centers, Reading Comprehension, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Improvement, Reading Level, Reading Material Selection, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Remedial Reading, Testing, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Technical Coll., Brooklyn.
Identifiers: Nelson Denny Reading Test; New York (New York)