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ERIC Number: ED420838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 223
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Student Reading Achievement through Parent Training and Involvement.
Johnson, Donna; Kaim, Carol; Trotter, Honor; Zbinden, Jennifer
An action research project described a program for improving reading skills and comprehension through the use of parental involvement. The targeted population consisted of primary students located at four different sites in Northern Illinois. The problem of low reading achievement was documented through data revealing a large number of students unable to meet grade level requirements. Analysis of probable cause data revealed students with high mobility rates, changing family structure, and time constraints. Additionally, data indicated a lack of parent training and involvement. A review of solution strategies suggested by knowledgeable others, combined with an analysis of the problem setting, resulted in the selection of two major categories of intervention: incorporation of strategies to improve reading skills and comprehension, and implementation of a parent involvement program. Post intervention data indicated an increase in reading comprehension and skills among three of the four targeted sites. Results also indicated that parent involvement was a determining factor in improving reading achievement. (Contains 25 references and 14 figures of data. Appendixes contain parent handbooks, pre/post tests, and survey instruments.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois