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ERIC Number: ED083546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 30
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The Contribution of Reading Instruction to Success in the Content Areas in the Secondary Schools.
Siebenman, Jeanne; And Others
This study investigated a ninth grade developmental reading program--reading taught in a reading classroom by a reading teacher--in hopes of determining what could be considered an adequate length of time needed in this type of situation for a student to show specific gains and a definite carry over of skills into the content areas. Ninth grade students attending one high school were divided into levels of ability as determined by the Davis Reading Test. On the basis of these test results students were assigned to levels of instruction in English and reading classes. One half of the students at each level received reading instruction, while the other half received English during the first semester of their freshmen year. One class in reading and one class in English from each of four levels were randomly selected for study. The students in the English classes served as the control group, and the students in the reading classes served as the experimental group. At the end of the first and second quarters of instruction, grade cards for all the subjects were collected and evaluated. The findings indicated no significant differences in the overall grade averages of those in reading classes and those not in reading classes. (WR)
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