Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name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

Postal service--United States; Reading comprehension


The problem is to determine the reading skills and abilities required of applicants for government employment in the United States Postal Service. Related to this is the problem of determining if the present measuring instruments are valid for this purpose. Specifically, the objectives are: 1) What are the job requirements? 2) Just what reading skills and abilities are needed for efficient functioning at these jobs? 3) How do these reading skills and abilities relate to the skills and abilities evaluated or measured in the tests presently used?


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