Why do nearly 20,000
High School Seniors fail the reading FCAT even after 3 or 4 intensive reading
classes in the state of Florida?
There are 4 reasons: Thinking and
questioning correctly, overcoming
boredom, adjusting to an author's style, and avoiding frustration.
The initial investigation
was with seniors that failed their reading FCAT 4 or 5 times and have taken 4 or 5 intensive reading classes.
The initial screening was
the results of their previous FCAT. It is important at this time
that students see the benefits of
the investigation and how it applies to them.
Reading Check was administered to determine what students are doing and thinking as
they read and answer questions. It will assist in determining which of
the 4 areas of the thesis needs improvement and practice.
Then an individual plan for the
students was made. It was based on the thesis items that the
student had difficulty with.
for Reading Success by Steven Jantzen from his book READING TO GRADUATE
should be a basis for the plan.
Practice their plan on an individual basis.
for the integration of
the study into the course Reading to Graduate and the use of FAIR