THE EFFECTS OF QARS ON SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS' RESPONSE TO COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
AuthorHolmberg, Janice, 1959-
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractQuestion Answer Relationships (QARS), is a metacognitive strategy which develops students abilty to answer comprehension questions. This study was designed to assess the effects of QARs on subjects' comprehension and on retellings, and to investigate subjects' ability to transfer QARs to another content area. The four seventh grade subjects in the study were of average ability according to previous test scores. The questions were developed from passages taken from typical seventh grade textbooks. The procedures consisted of two pretests, followed by five days of training in QARs. A post test was given for assessment of QARs. A second test assessed transfer of QARs. As an additional measure, subjects were asked to retell text information after answering questions for pre, post and transfer tests. Results indicate training in QARs had a positive effect on subjects' ability to both answer comprehension questions, and to retell information from text. Subjects were able to transfer QARs to another content area.
Degree ProgramGraduate College