The Resource Effects of the Electronic Bookshelf on reading/language arts achievement and attitude toward reading of at-risk students, by Marilyn K. Boeh

Effects of the Electronic Bookshelf on reading/language arts achievement and attitude toward reading of at-risk students, by Marilyn K. Boeh

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Effects of the Electronic Bookshelf on reading/language arts achievement and attitude toward reading of at-risk students
Title
Effects of the Electronic Bookshelf on reading/language arts achievement and attitude toward reading of at-risk students
Statement of responsibility
by Marilyn K. Boeh
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Language
eng
Summary
The research investigated the effect utilization of the Electronic Bookshelf, a computerized reading management program, had on reading/language arts achievement and attitude toward reading of at-risk students. Two hypotheses were tested. The first hypothesis was that utilization of the Electronic Bookshelf by at-risk students would result in higher gains on ten items of the reading/language arts section of the Missouri Mastery and Achievement Tests than would be realized by at-risk students who did not use the Electronic Bookshelf program. The second hypothesis was that utilization of the Electronic Bookshelf by at-risk students would result in higher scores on a reading survey regarding attitude toward reading than scores of at-risk students who did not use the Electronic Bookshelf program. Two independent variables, Treatment and Grade Level, and two dependent variables, Posttest I and Posttest II, were involved. Treatment I consisted of 22 at-risk students who received reading, instruction incorporating Electronic Bookshelf and Treatment II consisted of 26 at-risk students who received reading instruction without the Electronic Bookshelf program. All participants used the 1993 edition of the Scott, Foresman and Company's basal reading series. Using a 2(Treatment) x 3(Grade Level) analysis of covariance, Posttest I results for ten items from the Reading/Language Arts Section of the Missouri Mastery and Achievement Tests, after adjusting for Pretest I results, revealed, according to Cohen's classification system, a small effect size, eta2, of .02, regardless of Grade Level. Likewise, Posttest II results, after adjusting for Pretest II scores, revealed a small effect size, eta2, of .03 regardless of Grade Level on the Reading Attitude Scale. The data indicated that the adjusted mean scores for Treatment I on both measures of achievement and attitude toward reading were not significantly higher than those for Treatment II at the p < .001 level. The results did not provide evidence that the Electronic Bookshelf contributes to increases in reading/language arts achievement and a more favorable attitude toward reading of at-risk students in Grade Levels 3, 4, and 5
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UMK
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1948-
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Boeh, Marilyn K.
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
1999.
Granting institution
School of Education. University of Missouri--Kansas City
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Manzo, Anthony V.
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  • Children
  • Reading
Label
Effects of the Electronic Bookshelf on reading/language arts achievement and attitude toward reading of at-risk students, by Marilyn K. Boeh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in education and urban leadership and policy studies in education."
  • Advisor: Anthony V. Manzo
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 55-56)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Method -- Results -- Discussion -- Conclusions -- Appendix A. Terms -- Appendix B. Reading attitude scale -- Appendix C. Sample EBS report
Control code
63814152
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
vii, 57 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Effects of the Electronic Bookshelf on reading/language arts achievement and attitude toward reading of at-risk students, by Marilyn K. Boeh
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in education and urban leadership and policy studies in education."
  • Advisor: Anthony V. Manzo
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 55-56)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Method -- Results -- Discussion -- Conclusions -- Appendix A. Terms -- Appendix B. Reading attitude scale -- Appendix C. Sample EBS report
Control code
63814152
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
vii, 57 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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