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A Technique for Teaching Silent Reading

by J. Edgar Dransfield & William A. Mccall - 1925

The purpose of this introduction is to point out some of the theoretical consequences of the interesting and practical experiment conducted and described by Dransfield. Gates1 writes that the Thorndike-McCall Reading Scale "is but little subject to improvement through specific practice, and there is consequently doubt as to whether it ever, except at beginning stages of learning to read, yields a measure of the amount of effectiveness of instruction. It has frequently been noted that schools in which little or no effort is made to teach reading, make a good showing on this test, whereas they may do badly in instructional material such as spelling and arithmetic." Thus Gates contributes, though not dogmatically, to the oft-heard criticism that the Thorndike-McCall Reading Scale is not really an educational test, defining educational traits as those subject to improvement by specific instruction.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 26 Number 9, 1925, p. 740-752
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5973, Date Accessed: 9/26/2020 3:18:59 PM

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