The Effects of Self-Selected Reading on the Reading Comprehension Level of Children of Poverty in an Eleventh Grade Classroom
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Type of Work27 p.
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ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Reading comprehension -- Research
Poor children -- Research
Eleventh grade (Education) -- Research
The purpose of this study was to determine whether monitored, self-selected reading would affect the reading achievement of 11th grade children of poverty. The measurement tool was the reading comprehension portion of the Accuplacer Test taken online. This study was a quasi-experimental design that involved the use of a pretest/posttest strategy to compare data over an eight-week period of intervention. Achievement gains were significant, although other factors may have impacted the results. More research into implementing this low-cost intervention for students of poverty should be investigated as the need to prepare students for the rigors of college becomes more important as more and more jobs are now requiring higher levels of education.