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ERIC Number: ED133722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
A Psycholinguistic Approach to Training Urban High School Students in Test-Taking Strategies: A Directional Effort.
McPhail, Irving P.
This study investigated test-wiseness in a sample of urban high school seniors. Fifty-four academically talented black and minority students were matched on reading comprehension scores from the California Achievement Tests and were assigned to cells in a seven-group, before/after design. Specially constructed forms of the 1973 Iowa Silent Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension, were developed as criterion measures. Control groups one and two received no treatment. Placebo groups one and two received 15.87 hours of instruction in effective study techniques, instruction irrelevant to the analysis. Experimental groups one, two, and three received 15.33 hours of instruction in test-wiseness, and experimental group three received an additional 15.33 hours of instruction in psycholinguistic reading strategies. Results of the analyses suggest several patterns of improvement in test-wiseness which deserve further inquiry. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Report prepared at Morgan State University