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I have used "Reading Road Trip" for the past year with our first level (Under 
11th grade reading level) students. Yes, they had to read the passages to 
answer the questions correctly, so it got them reading. However, hardly any of 
my students felt that it helped them very much, and the post-semester Nelson-
Denny comprehension scores did not change significantly from the pre-test. I 
did have a couple students say that they felt it helped them attack the Nelson-
Denny better at the end of the semester.

I really think that if you coupled this program with active instruction on how 
to approach passages like this, you might have better results. 

Has anyone done any formal studies on using "Reading Road Trip" with their 
classes?


Patricia R. Eney
Lecturer
Learning Assistance
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Kenosha, WI


 Quoting Susan Jones <[log in to unmask]>:

> One of the inherent problems in developing such a program is that
> there's a tad more agreement as to what things like "needs" and "levels"
> are in K-12 :-)  We've *got* "Reading Road Trip", and it might be the
> kind of thing you're looking for. To me, it's essentially
> read-the-passage-and-answer-the-questions ... just on a computer instead
> of a text.  This does have significant advantages (like being able to
> get results quickly) but it's limited in its ability to help a student
> identify what s/he needs. 
> 
> 
http://wps.ablongman.com/wps/media/access/Pearson_Default/444/454890/login.html
>  is the best link I could find... there doesn't seem to be a good blurb
> on the product (with information like who it's intended for). YOu can
> get a demo,though. 
> 
> 
> Susan Jones
> Academic Development Specialist
> Academic Development Center
> Parkland College
> Champaign, IL  61821
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> >>> "O'Brien, Kathy" <[log in to unmask]> 07/10/06 8:35 AM >>>
> Two publishers, Bedford St. Martins and Thomsen Learning, have some
> strong text-paired programs you might want to review.
> KMO 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of David Hayes
> Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 7:22 AM
> To: [log in to unmask] 
> Subject: Researching web-based, interactive study skills development
> applications
> 
> Everyone,
> 
> I'm interested in looking at any web-based or CD-based
> software/programs
> aimed at college level reading and study skills development.  I'm
> having
> difficulty finding any, and I'm hoping some of you might be able to
> help.
> I'm not looking for online, 24 hour interactive tutoring services or
> text-based, non interactive materials.  Rather, I'd like to look at
> programs
> that allow student to self-select or identify needs, find levels, and
> practice sufficiently to improve skills.  The market for such
> materials
> exists and is relatively easy to find for K-12 and ABE materials, but
> I'm
> having difficulty with higher ed. oriented products.  Ultimately, I'm
> thinking we may end up writing a proposal to develop something, but
> I'd
> like
> to know what already exists.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> David
> 
> 
> David Hayes
> Director, Academic Enhancement Center
> University of Rhode Island
> (401) 874-2953
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Phyllis Kremen" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 3:34 PM
> Subject: Re: Writing/Grammar Support
> 
> 
> > Hi,
> > The best is free go to OWL.purdue.edu
> > They have an excellent on line writing lab
> >
> > Phyllis Kremen, Academic Development Center Director
> > Raymond Hall West
> > Georgian Court University
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