It has been established by different investigators that a positive correlation exists between intelligence and reading speed. Humber (1944) found a correlation of +.76 between reading rate and ACE scores of University of Minnesota students. A study by Anderson and Dearborn (1941) shows that reading ability and college achievement are often closely related. Data were available from several classes of a reading improvement course, and it was considered worthwhile to analyze the data to ascertain which decile groups were profiting most by training. The fundamental hypothesis set up for testing in this study may be stated as follows: There is a difference in the amount of improvement between the reading speeds of decile levels on the ACE test. In all, 107 cases were used in this study. All had taken the six-week Reading Improvement Course which stresses reading efficiency at the college level through increase in speed and comprehension. The study is an attempt to obtain experimental answers to the following questions: 1. Do persons with high total ACE scores show greater amounts of increase in reading speed during five weeks of special reading improvement training? 2. Do persons with high total ACE scores have higher initial reading speeds?
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1951 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Vavra, Lewis R.
"An Analysis of Reading Improvement,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 58(1), 401-404.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol58/iss1/51