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Improving Reading: A Case Study Of The Accelerated Reader Program, Tammy K. Waters Jul 2016

Improving Reading: A Case Study Of The Accelerated Reader Program, Tammy K. Waters

Education Dissertations and Projects

Fidelity of program implementation of the Accelerated Reader (AR) program in relation to fourth-grade students’ achievement in reading was investigated. The relationship among students’ motivation to read, the role of parental support, and the reading success of students as measured by the fourth-grade end-of-grade reading test was also examined. Implementation fidelity of the AR program was determined through researcher observations and completion of an AR Implementation Checklist by participating teachers. Motivation to read was determined by administration of the ERAS to fourth-grade students. Parental support was measured through use of a parent survey and a teacher perceptions survey. Principals and ...


Guided Reading: Its Effects On Reading Achievement And Attitudes, Colleen Vinciquerra Dec 2002

Guided Reading: Its Effects On Reading Achievement And Attitudes, Colleen Vinciquerra

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to analyze the effect of guided reading on second graders reading achievement. This study also examined the effect guided reading had on students' attitude towards reading.

The subjects included forty-two second graders from a rural school in western New York. There were two second grade classes who participated in the study. The experimental group received guided reading. The control group did not.

The researcher used Running Reading Records as the tool to determine the students' reading level. The students Running Reading Records were taken at the beginning of the study and again at the end of ...


The Impact Of Same Gender Dynamics On Cross-Aged Paired Reading, Hassan Jones Aug 2000

The Impact Of Same Gender Dynamics On Cross-Aged Paired Reading, Hassan Jones

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the dynamics that take place in the relationship between same gender paired readers. The participants in this study were forty-four elementary students from the fifth and second grade level. The school is located in an urban environment and over seventy- five percent of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch. The findings from this study suggest that boys and girls prefer to work with their same gender during buddy reading. This finding was particularly strong among the boys. This conclusion was further supported by evidence that males paid more attention during ...


A Study Into The Effects Of A Reading Intramurals Program On Students' Attitudes Toward Reading, Michelle J. Goodwin Aug 1999

A Study Into The Effects Of A Reading Intramurals Program On Students' Attitudes Toward Reading, Michelle J. Goodwin

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not an after school Reading Intramurals program positively affected students' interest and attitude toward reading. The subjects of this study consisted of an experimental group of third and fourth grade students who participated in the Reading Intramurals program and a control group of third and fourth grade students who did not participate in the program.

The Elementary Reading Attitude Survey was used to determine the reading attitudes of the students in the experimental group and in the control group. An independent t test was first used to compare the mean ...


The Relationship Among Children’S Reading Achievement, Parental Attitudes Towards Reading, And Parental Reading Habits, Diane La Spada Hage Jul 1987

The Relationship Among Children’S Reading Achievement, Parental Attitudes Towards Reading, And Parental Reading Habits, Diane La Spada Hage

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among children's reading achievement, parental attitudes towards reading, and parental reading habits. Fifty-seven students enrolled in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 of a suburban parochial school in Western New York State and their parents constituted the subjects of this study.

Specific questions to be answered were:

1. Does a strong relationship exist between parental reading habits and their child's reading achievement?

2. Does a strong relationship exist between parental attitudes towards reading and their child's reading achievement?

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3. Does a strong relationship exist between parental attitudes ...


Field Dependence/Independence Reading Attitudes, And Academic Achievement In Fifth And Sixth Grade Gifted Children, Dorothy M. Champlin May 1982

Field Dependence/Independence Reading Attitudes, And Academic Achievement In Fifth And Sixth Grade Gifted Children, Dorothy M. Champlin

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to reveal the significance of relationship among the cognitive style of field dependence/independence, reading attitudes, and academic achievement for a sample of fifth and sixth grade gifted children and to compare these relationships with those found for a sample of students of average ability.

The study was conducted with 72 students in a suburban Western New York school district. Field dependence/independence was determined using the Group Embedded Figures Test (GEFT). Reading attitudes were determined using the Third Experimental Edition of the Survey of Reading Attitudes (SRA) by Wallbrown, Brown, and Engin. IQ ...


The Effects Of Criterion-Referenced Reading Program On Attitude And Achievement, Jeannie P. Garnes Dec 1978

The Effects Of Criterion-Referenced Reading Program On Attitude And Achievement, Jeannie P. Garnes

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between the scores of third grade students on a criterion-referenced reading test and their attitudes toward reading. The instruments used were the Spencerport/Houghton Mifflin Criterion-Referenced Test-Read (CRT) and the Fiddler Reading Attitude Questionnaire (FRAT). There were two heterogeneously grouped classes involved, a total of fifty-two students.

Statistical analysis indicated that the correlation of the results of the pretests showed a significant relationship between positive attitude toward reading and successful performance on the CRT. The analysis of the post test results failed to show a significant correlation between attitude and ...