ERIC Number: ED064689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
The Achievement of Disabled Readers (1969-71 School Years) Based on Comparison of Pretest and Posttest Scores.
Northwest Multi-Service Educational Center, Valparaiso, IN.
The objective of this project was to examine the achievement scores of disabled readers. Raw scores of pretest and posttest of the same pupil were computed in terms of percent gain or loss, and a second method shows the ratios of grade levels and instructional reading levels on pretest and posttest of the same pupil. The pupils from 32 public and nonpublic school corporations were prepared for a random sampling of 752 pupils who had been pretested earlier. From these schools the diagnosticians posttested 118 pupils. Conclusions from the data are: (1) of the 114 usable posttest pupils, 111 pupils showed gain and only three showed a loss (the failure pattern has been interrupted in over 90 percent of the cases; (2) the average case gained one and one-half years of reading growth in twelve months of elapsed time; (3) by grouping the cases into assigned grade level at the time of posttest, the data indicates good growth within each grouping; (4) reading among disabled readers is improving throughout Northwest Indiana Schools. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Multi-Service Educational Center, Valparaiso, IN.