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ERIC Number: ED032200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Pages: 13
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Predicting Persistence in a Voluntary College Reading Program.
Maxwell, Martha J.
Results of a number of studies of correlations between achievement in Reading and Study Skills Laboratory (RSSL) work at the University of Maryland and both academic achievement and personality variables are presented. Findings of early studies suggested that better students tended to stay in RSSL programs; whereas, later studies showed the opposite. It is suggested that this change might be due to differences in data collection or to a change in students: poorer students may be becoming more cognizant of their difficulties and are, consequently, more motivated to work on them. Implications are that college reading specialists must consider assumptions about students carefully, gathering data which will assess changes in student characteristics and attitudes frequently enough to make necessary program revisions to meet student needs. References are included. (MD)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Kansas City, Mo., Apr. 30-May 3, 1969.