ERIC Number: ED309699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-17
Reference Count: N/A
Predicing College Grades and Helping Colleagues To Assist Poor Readers To Succeed in College Courses.
Wood, Peter H.
The relationships typically existing between scores on reading tests and college grades are described. The four purposes are to: present some of the typical relationships between reading ability and college success; report upon some of the evidence supporting other possible predictors of college success; describe some of the problems associated with these predications; and suggest some alternate routes to improving the college success of less able students. College grades appear to be best predicted by previous grades. The next best predictors of college grades tend to be scores on reading tests or general aptitude tests. A third level of prediction may or may not be found through the use of study skills measures and personality measures. Reading improvement and study skills courses and programs may improve reading, grades, and retention. A possible alternate approach would involve assisting college faculty to directly help poor readers by improving course tests and by using more alternate teaching techniques which permit the poorer reader to learn more and demonstrate learning more clearly. Contains 28 references. (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading and Language Arts Educators' Conference (Kansas City, MO, September 17, 1988).