ERIC Number: ED058010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Effects and Correlates of a Course in Speed Reading.
Labmeier, Angela M.; Vockell, Edward L.
Effects of a speed reading course on ninth-grade girls were studied at intervals of 3 and 6 months after completion of the course. The Perceptive Reading and Study Skills Course was administered to 94 students, and progress was evaluated using the Nelson-Denny Reading Tests. Results indicated that significant improvements in speed and comprehension did come about and that these skills persisted over periods of 3 and 6 months. Reading speed was found to be somewhat independent of reading comprehension, and initial skills and IQ were found to be unrelated to the amount of improvement in those skills. The amount of outside reading done by students had somewhat equivocal correlates: practice reading did seem to be related to improved speed, but it was not related to comprehension, and it was also unrelated to the amount of gain in speed or comprehension resulting from the sourse. Tables and references are included. (Author/MS)
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