Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Reading (Elementary) -- Aids and devices;
Testing of24 students in an Iowa public school in third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades was conducted to determine if the Quicktionary Reading Pen improved reading accuracy. This was done using reading scores both with and without the pen and a standard t-test with the presence of the pen being the only variable in the study. The reading pen was found to have a positive effect, most notable with students with a reading accuracy below 90%. The increase was statistically significant at an 80% confidence interval or better. The pen had little effect for initial reading accuracy in excess of 95%.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Educational Technology
Sharon E. Smaldino
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©2003 Barbara K. Waugh
Waugh, Barbara K., "An effectiveness assessment of the Quicktionary reading pen for grades 3 through 6" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 1695.