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ERIC Number: ED031385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 13
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The Effect of Specialized Developmental Reading and Study Skills Instruction and Counseling on a Sample of Students with Above Average Quantitative and Below Average Verbal Skills.
Sawyer, Robert N.
An investigation was made of the success of a developmental reading program with students possessing limited skills, the effect of reading instruction and counseling on grade point average, and the effect of reading instruction and counseling on attrition rate. Ninety freshmen students from the University of Missouri-Rolla were divided into three groups and matched on five psychometric variables. The experimental group was provided instruction in developmental reading and study skills; counseling service was provided on a voluntary basis and was initiated at the time of registration. All reading data were collected by pretest and post-test procedures. The semester hours attempted and passed, the semester grade point average, and the attrition rates were collected at the completion of each semester for 3 semesters. A significant difference was noted between initial and final reading rates without any significant decrease in comprehension; grade point averages were significantly higher, and attrition rate was significantly lower for the experimental group than for either control group. Subjects gave positive evaluations of the program and encouraged continuance and expansion. References and tables are included. (Author/MD)
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