ERIC Number: ED195991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Reading Rate as a Factor in Comprehension at the College Level.
Strader, Susan G.; Joy, Flora
A study was conducted to examine the relationship of reading rate to comprehension on material read with a pacer and without a pacer. Two hundred paired scores were obtained in a college reading and study skills course in which students read both paced and nonpaced material alternately during class time and recorded their rate and comprehension scores for each reading. The results showed that the relationship between reading rate and comprehension was not constant in nonpaced materials. Below approximately 250 words per minute, there was positive and significant correlation between rate and comprehension, yet above that rate little or no relationship was found. No significant correlation was found between rate and comprehension on paced material. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Reading Conference (1st, Sarasota, FL, December 4-6, 1980).