Author Credentials

Sister M. Clarette Daleiden, S.C.C.

Date of Award

1-1-1967

Document Type

Thesis

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Julitta Fisch, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Reading (Elementary); Reading programs; Reading--Ability testing; Reading--Evaluation

Abstract

Since it had been found impossible to make an evaluation of the schools on the Chicago Archdiocesan Reading Program for the reasons given above, a comparative status study was then begun of the effectiveness of reading achievement of pupils in selected grades in four suburban schools using the Archdiocesan Program and of four suburban schools using other programs. However, it must be kept in mind that the program may have had different results in the inner city area for which it was originated. The specific objectives of this evaluation included: 1. Does the stability, the organized plan, the regular classes, the consultant services as well as the in-service training carried on in the Chicago Archdiocesan Reading Program achieve better results in reading than is found in schools not on the program and therefore not enjoying these benefits? 2. Is there a significant difference between the means of the total scores, word meaning scores and paragraph meaning scores of the children in the schools using the program and those not using it? 3. Is there a significant difference between the means of each of the total reading scores, word meaning scores and paragraph meaning scores of the various ability levels found in the schools using the program and those not using it? 4. Are the results of the Archdiocesan Reading Program sufficiently beneficial to warrant the expense and work necessary to introduce it into the remaining schools not on the program? 5. If a significant difference is found in favor of the schools not using the program to what can this be attributed?

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OCLC Number

838117288

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