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ERIC Number: ED116124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 202
Abstractor: N/A
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An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Remedial Reading Courses at San Antonio College.
Florio, Charles Bernard
This study investigates the effectiveness of remedial reading courses for nontraditional students in San Antonio College, a large, urban, and public community college in Texas. The subjects were students who enrolled the fall semester of 1972 and persisted through the fall semester of 1973. The remedial reading courses were described in terms of means of placement, goals, objectives, instructional units, materials, methods, pre-assessment, instructional activities, post-assessment, remediation, and evaluation. Some of the findings were that females tended to score higher, though not significantly higher, on the posttest and earned significantly more grade points than did males; among students who completed reading there was no significant difference in posttest scores and grade points earned between unlike ethnic groups; Mexican-American and non-Mexican-American surnamed students who needed and completed reading did not earn significantly more grade points than did similar students who needed but did not take reading; and those students who had ACT social studies scores of 15 or above earned significantly more grade points than those who had scores of below 15. Proposals for increasing the effectiveness of remedial reading were offered. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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