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ERIC Number: ED079675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 131
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Reading in Upward Bound: An Evaluation of a Reading Improvement Course and an Analysis of Some Correlates of Reading Achievement.
Gwaltney, Wayne Keith
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a seven-week reading improvement course for Upward Bound students and to analyze select correlates of reading achievement. Sixty Upward Bound students attending a summer session at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, served as the sample. The subjects were randomly assigned to an experimental group that took the reading improvement course or to a control group that had no reading course. Prior to the beginning of the summer session, all students took the following tests: Kuhlmann-Anderson Test (K-AT); Brown-Carlsen Listening Comprehension Test (B-CLCT); Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS); California Test of Personality--AA (CTP); and California Reading Test--W (CRT). Posttests, given at the end of the session, included CTP--BB and CRT--X. A delayed posttest, CRT--Y, was given ten weeks after termination of the treatment. The results indicated that the reading improvement course was not effective in raising posttest reading achievement scores of the experimental group. Listening comprehension was found to have a higher correlation with pretest reading achievement for the entire sample than intelligence. Intelligence and listening comprehension were significantly related with a correlation of .84. (Author/WR)
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