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ERIC Number: ED460865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 22
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The Effects of Practice Reading of ACT Science Passages.
Din, Feng S.; Soldan, Christina
This study investigated the effects of two practice reading methods (an ACT [American College Test]-prep program) on the performance of 11th grade students (N=43) on an ACT science portion mockup sub-test. A pre-test, treatment, post-test with control group design was used in the study. The treatments included that students read the ACT science passages and answered the accompanying questions with or without small group discussion and reasoning for 20 or 30 minutes weekly. This experiment lasted for 10 weeks. Analyses of data via the Dependent t test and the ANCOVA (Analysis of Covariance) test indicated that both the treatment and control classes made significant improvement by the end of the study. No difference was found between the classes in terms of the improvement, which suggests that both treatment methods used in the study were effective in preparing high school students for taking the ACT science portion sub-test. (Contains 26 references and 2 tables.) (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)