Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Angela C Pascale
The School Department of Stonington, Connecticut, initiated a reme dial clinic f or mathematics and reading under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This study explored to what degree such a facility contributed toward creat ing a rise in proficiency levels in mathematics and reading over a fift een-week period of time.
A sample of 46 students was selected from educationally deprived children who attended the remedial clinic . This sample was des i gnated as the experimental group.
A sample of 46 students was selected from educationally deprived children who received .instruction in the classroom. This sample.was designated as the control group .
The difference in proficiency improvement in reading and mathematics experienced by these groups was measured over a fifteen-week period of time.
The Gray Oral Reading Test, the Gates Reading Survey, and the California Arithmetic Test were administered to the experimental and control groups as pre-testing and posttesting instruments t o determine degree of difference in improvement .
A t-test of significance at the . 05 level showed there to b e a significant difference between the achievement of the experimental and control groups in reading and mathematics as registered by every test utilized . This difference favored the experimental group .
Anderson, Ralph Ellis, "A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Remedial Clinic in Reading and Mathematics for Educationally Deprived Children" (1967). Open Access Master's Theses. Paper 1161.