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Effects Of A Diagnostic-Prescriptive System On The Reading Comprehension Scores Of Fourth And Fifth Grade Students, Mary Ann Grazioplena Aug 1978

Effects Of A Diagnostic-Prescriptive System On The Reading Comprehension Scores Of Fourth And Fifth Grade Students, Mary Ann Grazioplena

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to investigate the effects of a diagnostic-prescriptive teaching system on the total reading comprehension scores of fourth and fifth grade students of varying achievements in reading. The study also examined which achievement level of students benefited the most from exposure to a diagnostic-prescriptive teaching system for reading. Three hypotheses dealing with method of instruction, achievement, and their interactions were tested. A sample, population of 108 (54 males, 54 females) fourth and fifth grade students was used. The control group utilized various basal programs. The experimental group employed various basal programs that were augmented ...