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ERIC Number: ED291438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Skills-Intervention Instruction.
Briggs, Linda
The GO Project was created at Sacramento City College (SCC) to help underprepared students achieve success in a transfer-level sociology course, while improving their reading, writing, and study skills. Throughout the fall semester, students in the GO Project engaged in reading, essay writing, and study skills practice which focused on the assignments and materials in the sociology class. A study was conducted to determine whether the improvement in students' skill levels justified the amount of energy that the course took. Four pre- and post-test measures were administered to two sections of the sociology class: the Nelson-Denny Standardized Reading Test, a five-question informal reading inventory, a student essay written in response to a critical thinking question, and a reading habit inventory. A comparison of the test results of Project GO students with those of non-GO sociology students revealed the following: (1) Project GO students demonstrated a statistically significant increase in test scores on all four measures; (2) Project GO students showed a significantly greater increase in scores on the informal reading inventory and on the essay writing measure than the comparison group; and (3) Project GO students did not show a significantly greater increase in scores on the standardized reading test or on the habit survey than the comparison group. (UCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sacramento City Coll., CA.