ERIC Number: ED244242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
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The Effect of Teaching Children How to Take Tests on Reading Comprehension.
A study investigated the effectiveness of teaching children how to take reading comprehension tests. Twenty-eight fifth grade students were pretested using the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test, Survey D, Form I. The students were tested on speed and accuracy, vocabulary, and comprehension. Students were given 30 minutes of daily instruction and practice in test-taking techniques using the "Scoring High in Reading" series, and the "McCall-Crabbs Standard Test Lessons in Reading." At the end of four months the subjects were posttested, again with the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test. The results showed a mean gain of 4.08, supporting the hypothesis that test wiseness will increase children's reading scores. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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