ERIC Number: ED254841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar-29
Reference Count: 0
Testing and Remediating Education Majors' Basic Skills.
Carr, Grace E.
To learn about the problems inherent in the testing of basic skills and how these problems might be solved, the University of Cincinnati administered the "Pre-Professional Skills Test" (P-PST) to its junior education majors. Using a cut-off score of 170 on the P-PST, 30 students were found to need remediation in reading. These students were then administered the "Advanced Reading Inventory: Grade Seven Through College," and those who scored at the twelfth grade instructional level were excused from the remedial reading course. Those who received remedial instruction were also given the "Attitude Toward Reading" scale. The"Degrees of Reading Power" (DRP) test was selected as the exit test for these students. Students who scored at the twelfth grade instructional level on the DRP were allowed to register for student teaching. Their improved test results demonstrated that the reading achievement of prospective teachers can be improved with instruction, but not their attitude toward reading. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Cincinnati OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference (4th, Houston, TX, March 28-30, 1985).