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ERIC Number: ED049013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 5
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Reading Improvements Associated With Harcum Development Program.
Blai, Boris, Jr.
Harcum Junior College has offered a reading development program for freshmen since September, 1966. Incoming freshmen who score below 30th percentile rank on the Nelson-Denny Reading Test are required to enroll in this program. To evaluate gains made by 51 September, 1970 freshmen who completed the program, the Nelson-Denny pretest and post-test scores were analyzed. Based on the Nelson-Denny percentile ranks, average vocabulary improvement equaled 44 percent, and average comprehension improvement was 37 percent. More than 80 percent of the students achieved post-test percentile ranks above the 30th percentile. These results are associated with the success of the reading program and plans for its continuance in the future. Questionnaires pertaining to the reading preferences, habits, and skills of Harcum students when compared to six community colleges of the City University of New York are summarized and compared in RE 003 452. References are included. (DH)
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Authoring Institution: Harcum Junior Coll., Bryn Mawr, PA.