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ERIC Number: ED119110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 106
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A Comparative Study of Two Approaches for Teaching Reading: Basal Reader Plus Management System Versus Basal Reader.
Cox, Janet Elizabeth
This study compared the achievement of students instructed by the use of a management system, Wisconsin Design for Reading Skill Development (WDRSD), for word attack skills in addition to the basal reader approach with the achievement of students instructed by the use of the basal reader approach alone. Two hundred forty-four fourth grade students from the school district of Greenville County, South Carolina comprised the sample population. On the basis of mean scores of the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills administered in 1973 four schools were matched as closely as possible. Two of the schools used the basal reader approach with the addition of the management system for word attack skills and the other two schools used the basal reader approach without the addition of the management system. Students in both groups received instruction through the materials of one of four basal reading series, Open Highways, Ginn 360, Read, or Houghton Mifflin program. An analysis of data indicated no statistically significant difference between any of the factors investigated. In light of this, the additional expense of a management system may not be necessary. (Author/MKM)
University Microfilms, P. O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 76-2218, MFilm $7.50, Xerography $15.00)
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