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ERIC Number: EJ804654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1547-0350
Teaching Test-Taking Strategies to Improve the Academic Achievement of Students with Mild Mental Disabilities
Kretlow, Allison G.; Lo, Ya-yu; White, Richard B.; Jordan, LuAnn
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, v43 n3 p397-408 Sep 2008
This study examined the effects of teaching a test-taking strategy to 4 fourth- and fifth-grade students with mild mental disabilities on reading and math achievement. The intervention consisted of a direct and explicit instructional method using a mnemonic strategy. The participants' acquisition and application of the test-taking strategy on reading and math probes were evaluated using a multiple probe across participants design. All participants demonstrated the ability to apply the strategy on probes during the intervention, 2-week maintenance, and generalization conditions. Significant gains in achievement were observed for all participants. Implications of teaching test-taking strategies to students with mild to moderate mental disabilities were discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
Division on Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A