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Effects of an Accelerated Reading Course on SAT-V Scores SAT

Coffman, William E.; Neun, Mary Ellen
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RB-66-11, RDR-65-66, No. 08
ETS Research Bulletin
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College Board, Coaching, College Entrance Examinations, Performance Factors, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Reading Speed, Test Preparation, Verbal Tests


Three groups of university freshmen took the SAT-V before and after a course in Accelerated Reading. The mean posttest scores for two groups increased slightly less than 10 points, while the mean posttest score for the third group decreased significantly. It is concluded that for the type of students used in this study, a course emphasizing speed and accuracy of reading is not of value in increasing scores on the verbal part of the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

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