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ERIC Number: ED142244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Effectiveness of the Reading Progress Scale in Predicting Achievement in Community College History Courses.
Lingle, Ronald K.; Rosenthal, William H.
Students in four history classes were administered the Reading Progress Scale, form 5C (1975), to determine if scores would identify students who would have difficulty with coursework. Using multiple regression analysis, the scale accounted for only 8% of grade variance. While the complete sample chi square was significant, individual classes showed the information of little use. Grades ranged from A to F in a relatively bell shaped curve, although 80% of the students scored in the l0 to 12 grade range on the scale. The authors recommend evaluating the Nelson-Denny Reading Test for student identification, noting that it accounted for 45% of the grade variance in studies at Harcum Junior College, Pennsylvania. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Meramec, Kirkwood, MO.