ERIC Number: ED203300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
A Comparison of the Effects of Using Various Types of Worksheets on Pupil Achievement.
Redfield, Doris L.
The comparative achievement effects of three types of worksheets across reading ability was investigated in fifth grade students of varying reading ability. Based on reading achievement scores, the students were divided equally into three levels (high, middle, and low) and assigned to worksheet treatment groups. The worksheets were designed to promote (1) recall or recognition of details, (2) concept comprehension, and (3) selection of main ideas. The results immediately following treatment indicated no significant effects for worksheet type or worksheet type by reading level. Four weeks following treatment, however, the high level readers in the drill and comprehension groups performed significantly better on a measure of comprehension than did low level readers in the drill and comprehension groups. Overall, reading ability and task difficulty, not worksheet type, appeared to be the primary variables in student achievement. (Author/RL)
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 Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).