ERIC Number: ED079674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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The Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Six Experimental Programs in Automated Reading Instruction.
Sares, Marianne K.
This study describes the writing, refining, and field testing of six experimental reading skill programs using the branching method of automated programed instruction. Two hundred inner-city fourth grade students were divided into two groups, low and average, on the basis of stanine scores of a previously administered achievement and IQ test. The experimental design was a 2 by 3 factorial with two levels of ability and three treatments. The three treatments consisted of two instructional procedures: subjects receiving training through automated reading programs; subjects receiving training in automated mathematics programs; and a control group in which the subjects did not receive automated instruction. The length of the experimental period was six weeks, with a testing period preceding and following that period. Each student in the treatment group worked in the Autotutor Center and was assigned materials three times a week for a twenty-minute period. The results tended to support the hypothesis that the use of automated reading instruction facilities learning for inner-city pupils. (Author/WR)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Media, Grade 4, Programed Instructional Materials, Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Research, Reading Skills
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Northwestern University