ERIC Number: ED230909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
A Comparison of a Single Basal Series System with a Tri-Basal Series System.
Hannon, Ann A.
A study compared the reading achievement over 3 years of a group of elementary school students taught to read by means of a single-basal system and one taught by means of a tri-basal system. Subjects were 34 current sixth grade students from a school that uses the Ginn "Reading 720" series, representing two or more grade levels, for all students regardless of ability; and 51 current sixth grade students in a school that uses three different series: the "Bookmark Reading Program" for high ability students, the Ginn "Reading 720" series for average readers, and the Economy "Keytext" series for low ability students. The second and fifth grade standardized reading test scores of each student were examined, and scores on a cognitive abilities test were compared and used as indicators of verbal intelligence. The results indicated that the single-basal system group performed significantly better in the second grade, but that both groups performed equally well in the fifth grade. (Tables of comparative data are appended.) (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey.