The effect on developmental college students’ independent reading rates after implementing an intervention of guided readings using the reading plus computerized reading program
This study investigated the best approach to increase a student’s reading rate while using the computerized reading program Reading Plus. The participants were community college students enrolled in developmental reading classes. The experimental students completed guided reading lessons using a guided reading format versus the control students, who completed guided reading lessons using both independent and guided reading formats. Pre- and post-testing assessed reading levels, oral reading rates, and silent reading rates of both groups. While pre- vs. post-test scores showed increases in reading rates on three different assessment measures for both groups, these increases were not statistically significant.