Date of Award

Fall 12-1-1961

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Loretta M. Miller

Second Advisor

Eldon E. Jacobsen

Third Advisor

Howard B. Robinson


Many students who enter high school at Milton-Freewater, Oregon, are unable to do satisfactory work because they can not read. This situation, although common in secondary schools in the United States, must be improved. At the present time the student whose reading ability is two to six years below his grade level is being placed in a reading class.The purpose of this paper was (1) to survey the general principles of good diagnosis, (2) to determine the criteria for selecting suitable tests, and (3) to suggest suitable tools for appraisal to be used by the classroom teacher.