Award Date

1-1-2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Educational Psychology

First Committee Member

Alice Corkill

Number of Pages

74

Abstract

Research on remedial reading programs has a controversial history. Although extensive research has been conducted on pull-out programs, far less research has evaluated remedial reading programs within the regular classroom. This study investigated whether using the basal or a new program, Project STARS, would produce reading gains in intermediate remedial readers. It was hypothesized that Project STARS subjects would show a greater academic gain in three areas. To evaluate this hypothesis, 46 students were assessed in August and December to determine the amount of growth for each student after instruction in either the Project STARS method or the basal text. Results indicated both groups had gain in all three measures. However, Project STARS students showed significantly (p < .001) greater gains in reading comprehension. Although Project STARS appears to be an effective method for improving reading comprehension, further research will need to be conducted to determine any potential long term benefits.

Keywords

Effectiveness; Intermediate; Programs; Reading; Remedial; Students

Controlled Subject

Educational psychology; Individualized reading instruction

File Format

pdf

File Size

2539.52 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/wzz7-0i27


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