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Bachelor, Robin L.; Vaughan, Patrick M.; Wall, Connie M. – Online Submission, 2012
This report describes a program for improving retention of essential concepts exhibited by junior high and high school students. The purpose of the study was to increase cognitive retention in order to increase student success. The target sample consisted of junior high students in the seventh grade and high school students in grades nine through…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Retention (Psychology), Fundamental Concepts, Intervention
Ertl, Mark A. – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of initial touch speed achievement of fifth grade keyboarding students on their touch keyboarding skill retention in seventh grade. This was a longitudinal study generating quantitative data. The subjects for this study were 132 seventh grade students from a suburban middle school in…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Timed Tests
Calverley, Ann; Grafer, Bonnie; Hauser, Michelle – 2002
This report describes a program for improving memory retention through instructional and motivational techniques in elementary art. Targeted population consisted of third grade students at three sites in a middle class suburb of a large midwestern city. The problems of memory retention were documented through teacher pre-surveys and art memory…
Descriptors: Action Research, Art Activities, Art Education, Classroom Techniques
Lewis, Erin – 2002
In traditional reading and CARE lessons (a curriculum used to help students learn to read and identify sounds), music is not played to enhance the learning environment. However, some studies have shown that when music is played during learning experiences there is more retention of the material. This research project compared the traditional…
Descriptors: Action Research, Classical Music, Grade 1, Instructional Effectiveness
Bielsker, Staci; Napoli, Lori; Sandino, Melissa; Waishwell, Lesa – 2001
This report describes a program for enhancing direct teaching using creative memorization strategies in order to improve retention and quick retrieval of math facts. The targeted population consisted of first and second grade students in two separate districts in middle class communities. Analysis of probable cause data revealed that students were…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Grade 2, Mathematics Education, Memory
Anderson, Virginia B. – 1998
The report describes an experiment for increasing retention of foreign language vocabulary by using multiple intelligence approaches and memory enhancement tools. The targeted population was approximately 100 seventh- and eighth-grade Latin students. Student difficulty with vocabulary retention had been ascribed to the teacher's emphasis on…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Grade 7, Grade 8
Kissamis, Christine A. – 1999
This report discusses the outcomes of an action research project designed to assess the effectiveness of the involvement of parents of students with mental retardation in an intervention to help students retain academic, social, and daily living skills. The targeted population consisted of six elementary students of a large, Midwestern, mainly…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Elementary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention
Dixon, Roy Albert, Jr. – 1972
Twenty-eight first graders participated in a study to assess the relationship between the auditory channel and reading achievement. For purposes of the study, auditory channel was defined as the skills of auditory discrimination, auditory blending, and auditory memory. The students were administered a series of auditory tests including the…
Descriptors: Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Perception, Aural Learning, Grade 1
Zeiss, Paul A. – 1979
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of temporal positioning of teacher-conducted reviews on the retention of meaningful material presented in the classroom at the community college level. The specific objective was to determine the most effective time to give teacher-summary reviews on in-class presented material as an aid to…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Community Colleges, Educational Research, Feedback
Doane, Christine P. – 1979
A study of the effects of pictures and context cues in teaching sight word vocabulary used six high ability and six low ability first grade students for each of four experimental conditions: word alone, picture, sentence with no picture (context), and sentence plus picture. The procedures included acquisition and test trials, a retention test…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Context Clues, Grade 1, Low Ability Students
Moore, Hubert Tipton, Jr. – 1975
The purpose of this study was to determine whether individualized study, as compared to conventional classroom study, would effect significantly greater immediate and prolonged retention of both education and English content. Subjects for the experiment were 44 students enrolled in four sections of two language arts methods classes at Northeast…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, English Instruction
Patrick, Edward Marion – 1976
It was hypothesized that factual learning of prequestion groups could be improved if the factors of prequestion uncertainty, original response to text content, and postacquisition review of information recently stored in memory were incorporated into a prequestion situation. The 144 treatment subjects and 72 control subjects read 18 paragraphs of…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Higher Education, Learning, Learning Processes
McC. Gallagher, Jo Anne – 1975
The purpose of this study was to determine whether lower-class students would exhibit greater retention of reading vocabulary with a language experience approach to reading than with a basal text approach. Sixty low socioeconomic level students from the seven first grades of one elementary school in a small South Carolina town were randomly…
Descriptors: Basic Reading, Beginning Reading, Doctoral Dissertations, Grade 1
Rock, Samuel K., Jr. – 1975
It was predicted that verbalization of prose materials would produce greater anxiety but would also result in greater retention of the passages, that prior knowledge of the verbalization requirement would lead to better retention, and that induced expectancy to verbalize would result in better retention than would no expectancy. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Doctoral Dissertations, Higher Education, Learning Processes
Keyser, Dale Franklin – 1976
From a total enrollment of 440 students in business communication classes, 270 voluntarily participated in a study of the relationship between the placement of performance objectives and reading comprehension. Students were tested for reading comprehension and were randomly assigned to one of two experiments and to pre-, post-, or no-objective…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Communication, College Students, Doctoral Dissertations
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