Questions for developmental reading specialists and researchers:

How much improvement can be expected in one semester of a first-year
first-time student who reads, for example, at the 8th grade level?  At
the end of the term, what would be the student's reading level?  Or how
much time does the typical student need to be reading at the 12th grade
level or a level at which he/she is prepared for college-level work?
What are the determining factors?


Any comments or referrals to sources that answer this question will be
appreciated.  Thank you.



David Shinn, Ph.D.

Dir of Institutional Research

John Wood Community College

Quincy, IL  62301


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