Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



The problem is, how to help the pupils of the Fifth Grade in the Prairie View Training School improve their reading comprehension.

From the findings of the tests used in this study the writer hopes to find out: 1. Just how much the pupils in the Fifth Grade in the Prairie View Training School know about the fundamental reading skills which authorities say all fifth-graders should know. 2. What can be done to assist the Fifth Grade teacher in the Prairie View Training School with reading problems as were observed in this grade.

This is the report of an Iowa Silent Reading Test, which was given to eighteen pupils of the Sixth Grade in Prairie View Training School. They were fifth-graders when the study was begun in May, 1953. The study includes the findings of the first test, and also the findings of the follow-up test which was given at the end of the First Semester, in January, 1954.

The results of A General Achievement Test and an Interest Inventory check for the same group are included.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Anne C. Preston


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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