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ERIC Number: ED508130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 42
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
What Is the Effect of Full Inclusion of EC Students in Regular Language Arts Classes on Student Performance in Reading?
Mutambo, Allan
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The purpose of this action research study was to investigate the effect of full inclusion of EC students in regular Language Arts classes on student performance in reading. The study was instituted from the third week of the school and ran for an entire school year. The target population (an inclusion class of sixth graders) was identified. Data collection began with the Fall Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation (GRADE) test which counted as a pretest. Student scores for each school system quarterly grades were also collected. Other school system student scores were the 5th grade End of Grade (EOG) scores which were collected as a pretest for the 6th grade EOG. A preliminary check of the findings was done after the results of the Spring GRADE test, the posttest, were received. A t Test for non-independent samples yielded a significant difference between the means of the pretest and posttest of the GRADE test suggesting that the students' performance in reading had improved for this inclusion class. The other data showing student performance in the EOG and quarterly tests also yielded results that suggested that the students in this group experienced a significant improvement in their performance in reading. The EC sub group also showed very significant gains in reading scores on the quarterly tests. However, the EC students as a subgroup did not show any significant growth for both the GRADE and EOG scores. The following are appended: (1) Application to the Committee on Human Participants in Research (CHPR); (2) Consent to Participate in a Research Study; (3) Consent Statement and Inclusion Survey; (4) Teacher Letter; (5) Validity and Reliability Information for the GRADE Test; (6) Parent Letter; and (7) Triangulation Matrix. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001