ERIC Number: ED106765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
On-Line Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties. Technical Report No. 327.
Venezky, Richard; And Others
To individualize instruction in reading, a teacher needs diagnoses of each child's strengths and weaknesses. However, obtaining this information using traditional diagnostic tools is particularly difficult and time consuming because of the variety and complexity of the skills involved. This paper proposes the use of PLATO, a computer-aided instruction system, for the rapid diagnosis of reading skills. A study was conducted to compare the performance of children taking a reading comprehension test on PLATO to that of children taking the same test with paper and pencil. Fourteen fifth graders and 22 sixth graders from a medium-sized parochial school in Madison, Wisconsin, participated in the study. The results showed that with proper response procedures children performed comparably in the two testing situations. This paper contains the details of the study and includes a brief outline of future plans to develop a total on-line diagnostic system. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.