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ERIC Number: ED076960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 16
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A Replication in Vocational Reading: The Project and the Criteria Used to Determine the Feasibility of Replication.
Van De Warker, Mary J.
A model for augmenting the impact of the community college reading instructor within the institution is presented in this paper. Reported are the actual findings and the criteria used in: (1) the assessment of the reading levels of students enrolled in three courses at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois; (2) the evaluation of the readability of the texts used in the courses; and (3) determination of how the instructors used and augmented the texts. Six sections of students enrolled in three vocational courses taught by seven instructors served as the study population. The reading comprehension levels of the students were determined by the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test, Comprehension Subtest. The readability of each textbook used was determined by applying a computerized version of the Dale-Chall Formula. A 219-item survey was used to evaluate the knowledge and attitudes of the instructors with respect to reading and text use. Analysis of student scores, text readability levels, and instructor surveys prompted the instructional personnel involved to modify their course offerings to better fit their students' needs. Due to the benefits gained by faculty and students from the study, the program has been adopted for general use at the College of DuPage. (TO)
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Note: Unpublished study