ERIC Number: ED022622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-26
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The Effect of Informal Reading Inventories on a High School Reading Program.
Dorinson, Zena; Fiedler, Margaret
During an inservice training program on the construction and use of informal reading inventories, 14 teachers of freshman English learned how to administer informal reading inventories, how to use information obtained to construct reading profiles, and how to use reading profiles to guide reading instruction. After six 2-hour sessions, they brought their classes to the Developmental Reading Laboratory four times during the school year for a week's instruction in vocabulary, comprehension, and study skills. The effectiveness of the program was evaluated by the teachers and students alike. Results showed that students and teachers gained from the use of informal reading inventories. An inservice training program focused on the construction and use of these inventories effected changes in teacher behavior in terms of knowledge of the nature of reading processes, the meaning of reading difficulties, and the use of new reading instructional techniques. Results also revealed that future inservice training programs should emphasize organizational procedures of grouping and individualized instruction. (NS)
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Note: Paper presented at International Reading Association Conference, Boston, Mass., April 24-27, 1968.