ERIC Number: ED254839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-17
Reference Count: 0
University of Montana Reading and Study Skills Center: A Descriptive Model.
Ashmore, Rhea Ann
The model for the reading and study skills center at the University of Montana is based on the individualized and classroom techniques that have been successful with university students. The center offers two courses: increasing reading effectiveness and improving reading and study skills. The first is designed to improve reading achievement, while the second is designed to improve both reading achievement and study skills. Placement and evaluation of students in both courses are determined by administration of the Nelson-Denny Reading Test, and the test results determine the readability level of the materials assigned to each student. After pretesting, all students attend a reading lab orientation at the center, where each receives a folder for test scores, progress records, student work, and evaluations. Students enrolled in the reading effectiveness class must log the required amount of lab hours per quarter and take the Nelson-Denny as a posttest to determine a pass/no pass grade. Students enrolled in the reading and study skills course receive a letter grade based on a point system. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading and Learning Association (18th, Denver, CO, March 28-31, 1985).