ERIC Number: ED162248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Charting to Compare Children's Learning at Four Different Reading Performance Levels.
Neufeld, Karen; Lindsley, Ogden R.
The Standard Celeration Chart and its related research principles were used in a study to determine the reading level on the informal reading inventory that promotes highest speed or accuracy of learning. For ten school days, 49 fifth graders read and charted their progress at four levels: instructional level, one grade below, and two and six grade levels above the instructional level. The results showed significant differences in distributions of performance scores at the four levels but no significant differences in distribution of learning slopes. The findings challenge reading teaching practices that place a premium on high performance. They also challenge the use of traditional statistical research techniques in reading instruction. (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (23rd, Houston, Texas, May 1-5, 1978)