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ERIC Number: ED138945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 268
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Effects of the Wisconsin Reading Design Comprehension Program on Reading Achievement and Self-Concept of Sixth Grade Students.
Negley, Sandra Anne
The main purpose of this study was to determine and describe the effects of the comprehension component of the criterion-referenced reading program, Wisconsin Design for Reading Skills Development (WDRSD), on reading achievement and self-concept of sixth-grade students. Parametric techniques were employed in a quasi-experimental study involving 44 sixth-grade students in the treatment group (19 boys and 25 girls) and 103 in the control group (47 boys and 56 girls). Analysis of test scores from the Stanford Achievement Test, the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory, the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP), and the WDRSD indicated that treatment girls scored significantly higher than non-treatment girls in reading and, especially, in spelling. Both treatment boys and treatment girls met the criterion for WDRSD. Girls scored significantly higher than boys in total reading, MEAP, and WDRSD results. There were no significant differences between any groups on self-esteem. (Author/GW)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Andrews University