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ERIC Number: EJ690968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
An Evaluation of the Merit Reading Software Program in the Calhoun County (WV) Middle/High School
Jones, Jerry D.; Staats, William D.; Bowling, Noel; Bickel, Robert D.; Cunningham, Michael L.; Cadle, Connie
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v37 n2 p177-195 Win 2004-2005
We were asked by Merit Software to conduct a quasi-experimental research study to evaluate the effects of its reading software on middle school students. Because the No Child Left Behind Act emphasizes the importance of evidence-based interventions and has set improving students reading comprehension as a goal, we agreed to take on this project. Scores from the Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition (SAT-9) for both the treatment and control groups were compared for 2002 and 2003. Our findings showed achievement gains associated with each of the nine SAT-9 dependent variables we measured.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Achievement Tests
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A