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ERIC Number: ED072428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 237
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A Study of Sixth Grade Pupil's Reading Growth When Prescriptive Instruction Is Based on Diagnostic Tests for Word Analysis.
Adamson, Elizabeth Coltrin
The purpose of this study was to field test sixth-grade pupils' reading growth when prescriptive instruction was based on Diagnostic Tests for Word Analysis. The study used a population sample of 613 pupils--half were assigned to an experimental group and half to a control group. The pupils, distributed in twenty-four classrooms, were given Diagnostic Tests for Word Analysis and Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills at the beginning and end of the study. Pretest scores were used by teachers of the experimental groups to determine their pupils' needs for prescriptive teaching and pupil practice. The control group's twelve teachers did not have access to the diagnostic test results or the prescriptive teaching materials. Test gain scores were used to determine skill development and reading growth. Results of the study indicated (1) that the combined use of Diagnostic Tests for Word Analysis and prescriptive teaching materials were an aid to helping pupils achieve greater word analysis skill development and reading growth than those pupils who did not use them; and (2) that diagnosis to identify pupil needs and prescriptive teaching and pupil practice in word analysis skills results in a significant increase in gain scores. (Author/WR)
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Note: D.Ed. Dissertation, University of Utah