ERIC Number: ED421418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Acquisition and Application of Study Skills and Test Taking Strategies with Eighth Grade Learning Disabled Students Failing Social Studies.
This practicum was designed to improve the social studies averages of eighth-grade learning disabled students by using direct instruction and small group interaction. A study skills course was developed after student and teacher surveys indicated the need and desire for the class. The course curriculum included outlining skills, multiple choice and true\false test preparedness, and organizational skill development. Analysis of the students' test scores after the 12-week class revealed that the averages in social studies rose thirteen points. Students reported they felt more confident in their test-taking abilities and displayed better organizational skills through the use of a table of contents for their notebooks. Teachers reported an increase in class participation during group discussions. (EH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.