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The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Reading ability

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An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Sight Words Learned In Kindergarten And Reading Ability In First Grade, Paul D. Kesler Mar 2001

An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Sight Words Learned In Kindergarten And Reading Ability In First Grade, Paul D. Kesler

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between kindergarten sight word recognition and first grade reading ability. The subjects included 20 first graders in an urban school who had been in the researcher's kindergarten class. In kindergarten, the students were instructed in recognizing 135 sight words. The sight words were comprised from the Dolch List as well as words that were frequently used in the classroom. Their recognition of sight words varied from 10-135.

The students were tested in December of first grade to determine their reading level. The data were analyzed quantitatively to determine the ...


Silent And Oral Reading Comprehension Abilities Of Second Grade Students Completing The Second S.T.E.P. Program, Lockley T. Platt May 1999

Silent And Oral Reading Comprehension Abilities Of Second Grade Students Completing The Second S.T.E.P. Program, Lockley T. Platt

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study focused on the silent and oral reading abilities of second grade students completing the Second S.T.E.P. Program. There were approximately seven second-grade students that participated. All 7 of the students are presently attending an elementary school located in western New York.

The research questions concentrated on were:

1. Is there a statistically significant difference between the mean score of the pretest and the mean score of the posttest for unprompted memory, unprepared reading?

2. Is there a statistically significant difference between the mean score of the pretest and the mean score of the posttest for ...


A Comparison Of How Schools Diagnose And Support Growth In Reading For Third Grade Students, Rachel B. Gnage Jul 1998

A Comparison Of How Schools Diagnose And Support Growth In Reading For Third Grade Students, Rachel B. Gnage

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was three fold. First examined was how reading abilities are identified in typical third grade classrooms. Secondly, approaches, strategies, and instruments classroom teachers, remedial reading specialist, and special education teachers (reading facilitators) use to support growth were investigated. Finally, school districts were compared with each other. Forty-six third grade reading facilitators were surveyed with a researcher-made instrument that included eighty-five items and four open-ended questions. Data was gathered in frequency tables from the twenty-six surveys that were returned. The survey data displayed that reading facilitators use a wide variety of elements to diagnose reading abilities ...


An Investigation To Determine If There Is A Significant Correlation Between Children’S Ability To Read And Their Ability To Do Mathematics, Patricia Duffy Sammler May 1982

An Investigation To Determine If There Is A Significant Correlation Between Children’S Ability To Read And Their Ability To Do Mathematics, Patricia Duffy Sammler

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study attempted to determine whether there was a significant correlation between children's reading ability and their ability to grasp mathematical concepts, to perform mathematical computations, and to solve mathematical word problems. To achieve this purpose, the Metropolitan Achievement Tests were administered to students in both reading and mathematics.

One hundred fifteen fourth grade students from an upstate New York suburban community were the subjects for this study. The Metropolitan Achievement Tests were administered to all subjects by their regular classroom teachers during the first week in May. For the purpose of analysis, the raw score for total reading ...


The Integration Of Sentence-Combining And Sentence-Reduction And Its Effect On The Writing And Reading Comprehension Of Fifth Grade Students, Janice Mckain Aug 1981

The Integration Of Sentence-Combining And Sentence-Reduction And Its Effect On The Writing And Reading Comprehension Of Fifth Grade Students, Janice Mckain

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study investigated the effectiveness of a structured sentence-combining/sentence-reduction program used to instruct fifth graders of average to above average reading ability. The primary purpose was to determine whether significant differences occurred between the performances of a treatment and control group on measures of writing maturity and reading comprehension. Writing performances of both groups on a Syntactic Maturity Test were analyzed using t-unit analysis. Three measures of writing maturity: words per t-unit, clauses per t-unit, and words per clause, were compared to determine if the writing maturity of the treatment group on each of these measures was significantly greater ...