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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The relationship between the usage of a Computer Assisted Instructional (CAI) program, Ticket to Read (T2R) and reading achievement in third grade
by Dixon-Thompson, Tonya L., Ph.D., Capella University, 2015, 125; 3742959
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a statistically significant, positive relationship between utilizing the Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) program, Ticket to Read (T2R), as measured by the accumulated number of passages read and reading achievement, as measured by the statewide North Carolina End of Grade (NCEOG) reading assessment scores, within a third-grade elementary school sample. This quantitative, non-experimental correlational study examined the NCEOG reading assessment standardized scores and determined if third-grade students obtained reading achievement with the supplemental use of the T2R program during the 2013-2014 school year. The methodology examined and compared the NCEOG reading assessment scores for third-grade students from schools that utilized T2R schools and NTR schools that did not utilize the T2R program. Archival data were analyzed from a sample of 478 third-grade students of which included 281 students from T2R schools and 206 third-grade students from NT2R schools and conclusions were made about the students’ reading achievement performance. Using a Pearson r correlational statistic test, this study revealed that the null hypothesis should be rejected because T2R utilization and reading achievement scores were positively correlated and statistically significant with an obtained p value less than .05 (r=.250, p=.000). The study’s findings supported the theory that CAI promotes independent opportunities for students to practice and strengthen their reading skills and exhibit reading achievement. The findings can be used to provide educators an evidence-based practical approach or doable practices for planning instruction, monitoring learner’s progress, and fostering students’ reading achievement.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Swenk, Jean
Commitee: Ingman, Ann, Skaruppa, Cindy
School: Capella University
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 77/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Elementary education, Literacy, Reading instruction, Educational technology
Keywords: Computer assisted instruction, Reading, Ticket to Read
Publication Number: 3742959
ISBN: 978-1-339-35607-5
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