Accession Number : ADA077542


Title :   To Read or Not to Read


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Hoiberg, Anne


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a077542.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1975


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to present the research findings of an evaluation of the program at the Academic Remedial Training Division (ART). A summary of the history and curriculum was also reported. Comparisons across years were conducted of average scores for initial and final reading grade levels, the General Classification Test (GCT), Arithmetic Reasoning (ARI), and Mechanical Aptitude (MECH), as well as gains in reading improvement, years of schooling completed, and percentages of successful completion of the first enlistment (effectiveness). The figures indicated that although average aptitude scores remained relatively stable over the years, average final reading grade level scores and average gains in reading increased quite substantially. The percentages of effectiveness ranged from 35.6 percent in 1967 to 60.3 in 1972 for men assigned to ART. The results indicated that the program has helped recruits improve their reading skills. The percentage of subsequent effectiveness of close to 50 percent was lower than the 72.4 percent reported for all sailors.


Descriptors :   *APTITUDE TESTS , *READING , SKILLS , NAVAL PERSONNEL , REASONING , HISTORY , RATINGS , RECRUITS , ARITHMETIC


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE