Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1959

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Donald J. Murphy

Second Committee Member

T. Dean Stinson

Third Committee Member

Jettye Fern Grant


The purposes of this study were (1) to determine the degree of individual growth in reading ability made by the pupils enrolled in the Reading Improvement classes at the Emerson Elementary School, Seattle, Washington, during the 1957-1958 school year; (2) to keep an accurate record and description of techniques and materials used in securing this individual growth; and (3) to present the findings in a form that might be of assistance to other teachers in developing similar programs.