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ERIC Number: ED398539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Pages: 144
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Students' Reading Skills through the Use of Technology.
Caldrone, Michele; And Others
This study describes and evaluates a project designed to increase the low reading ability which interferes with the academic growth of the targeted kindergarten, second-, and fifth-grade classes in a suburban Chicago (Illinois) community. The problem of low reading ability is documented through data revealing the number of students who received low scores on criterion referenced tests, basal reading unit tests, and the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. Analysis of probable cause data reveals that students' lack of reading abilities were related to societal and educational program issues. Many of these probable causes were identified by parent survey, student interviews, teacher observations, school report cards, and anecdotal records. A review of solution strategies combined with site-based opportunities for the use of technology suggests the use of hypermedia technology in kindergarten, second-, and fifth-grade classrooms. Post intervention data indicate an increase in students' comprehension, study skills, decoding, and vocabulary. (Contains 18 references and 13 figures of data. Appendixes present data, survey instruments, a description of hypermedia programs, examples of parent comments and student packets, a list of literary genres, and an example of student quizzes.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois