The Effectiveness of Student Friendly Scales on Third Grade Students aimswebPlus Reading Comprehension Scores

Date of Award

Spring 5-12-2023

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Dr. Kathy Enger


Third grade, scales, standards based grading, reading comprehension


The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of student friendly scales on third grade students aimswebPlus reading comprehension scores. Seventeen third grade students will receive student friendly scales created from North Dakota state reading standards. All the students will receive instruction on how to use these scales. The researcher will continuously instruct and demonstrate how the scales work. Only students who have signed consent from their guardians will participate in the study. These students will also sign an assent form stating that their guardian has given them permission to participate in the study while also asking them if they feel comfortable in participating. Students will take the aimswebPlus reading test before and after learning how to use student friendly scales.

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