The Effects of Technology on the On-Task Behavior and Reading Achievement of 5th Grade Learning Disabled Students
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Type of Work38 p.
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Reading (Elementary) -- Ability testing.
Technology -- Education.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether students benefit from technology embedded instruction, in terms of on task behavior and reading fluency. The measurement tools utilized were Voyager Passport level F running records. This study was quasi-experimental in design and involved the use of a pre-tests and post-tests to compare data from March of 2009 before the intervention was administered to data from June of 2009 after the intervention was complete. Gains in reading achievement were not significant. However, the perceived rate of on task behavior of students involved was greatly improved. Research in the area of technology and reading intervention should continue given the influx of tools available to students and teachers.