Improving Performance on Reading Practice Tests Through Technological Intervention

Show simple item record Rayford , Julie en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Georgia en_US 2009-09-14T19:04:24Z en_US 2009-09-30T15:58:33Z en_US 2011-03-02T17:29:08Z 2009-09-14T19:04:24Z en_US 2009-09-30T15:58:33Z en_US 2011-03-02T17:29:08Z 2006-12 en_US
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dc.description.abstract This research study was conducted to determine the impact of a web-based test-taking skills unit on the performances and perceptions of individual students who had previously failed a standardized reading test. Pretests and posttests were administered, and student opinions and teachers' perceptions were examined. For ten days, six fifth-graders reviewed test-taking skills and took practice tests in the computer lab setting. Effect on student achievement was measured with an on-line pretest and posttest, and perceptions were measured through a pre and post intervention student survey, student interviews and observations from a teacher journal. Results for the individual students varied. One student improved, one had a perfect score on both tests, one improved but still scored in the failing range, and three students performed in the failing range with a slight decrease in scores. All students' opinions were positive towards using the website. en_US
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dc.publisher Valdosta State University en_US
dc.rights Copyright protected. Unauthorized reproduction or use beyond the exceptions granted by the Fair Use clause of U.S. Copyright law may violate federal law. en_US
dc.subject Web-Based Test-Taking Skills en_US
dc.subject Impact on Performance en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Educational technology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teaching--Aids and devices en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer-assisted instruction en_US
dc.title Improving Performance on Reading Practice Tests Through Technological Intervention en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Curriculum and Instructional Technology en_US
dc.description.advisor Zahner, Jane en_US
dc.description.committee Leader, Lars en_US
dc.description.committee Dees, Dianne en_US Ed.S. en_US
dc.description.major Instructional Technology en_US

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