ERIC Number: ED109668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
"The Wisconsin Design for Reading Skill Development": Study Skills; A Report on the Type I Field Test, 1971-1973. Part 1 and 2.
Sals, Diane K.; Hubbard, W. Donald
A field test of the precommercial version of the Study Skills element of the Wisconsin Design for Reading Skill Development, developed at the Wisconsin Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning, was conducted in 22 schools from 1971 to 1973. The purposes of the field test were to determine the effectiveness of the program in terms of student achievement, to document the degree to which recommended implementation procedures were followed, to determine the feasibility of the program for the elementary school, and to gather information useful for revisions. The results indicated that consistent improvement was shown by Study Skills students on program-embedded and standardized measures (schools with prior reading achievement below national norms showed greater improvement than schools with prior reading achievement above national norms); overall implementation was adequate; the program was generally well accepted, with schools with team organization having the most positive outlook toward the program; and formative findings indicated a need to reorganize and streamline the program. The appendixes include a statement of study skills and objectives, comparative performance data, and general reactions. (Author/MKM)
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.
Note: Report from the Technical Services Section