An Evaluation of the Merit Reading Software Program in the Calhoun County (WV) Middle/High School

Jerry D. Jones, William D. Staats, Noel Bowling, Robert D. Bickel, Michael L. Cunningham, Connie Cadle
2004 Journal of Research on Technology in Education  
We were asked by Merit Software to conduct a quasi-experimental research study to evaluate the effects of its reading software on middle school students. Because the No Child Left Behind Act emphasizes the importance of evidence-based interventions and has set improving students reading comprehension as a goal, we agreed to take on this project. Scores from the Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition (SAT-9) for both the treatment and control groups were compared for 2002 and 2003. Our
more » ... d 2003. Our findings showed achievement gains associated with each of the nine SAT-9 dependent variables we measured. Keywords: scientifically based reading, scientifically based research, scientific based research, reading research, research based evidence, research based reading, computer assisted instruction, computer based reading.
doi:10.1080/15391523.2004.10782432 fatcat:vawrwgpgcrec3msi6udp775kem