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Research – Keyboarding, Reading, Spells (KRS) Validation Study

Keyboarding, Reading, Spells (KRS) Validation Study
Ethna R. Reid

The major developmental goal of the Keyboarding, Reading, Spelling (KRS) program was to teach reading and language skills to elementary school students by integrating computer assisted instruction with an instructional method which: is superior to existing programs; takes maximum advantage of the computer’s potential; and teaches keyboarding and computer usage skills. The KRS program incorporates systematic instruction in reading criterion referenced mastery tests, and intrinsic motivation. Teachers wishing to implement the KRS program attend a one- to two-day seminar. A pre-post comparison group design was used to assess the KRS program on each of four outcomes (reading, language, keyboarding, and computer operations). Classes from two schools in the Murray City Schools (Utah) were assigned at random to either the treatment or comparison condition. Grades one, three and five from one school and grades two, four, and six from another school received KRS instruction. Results indicated that in the four months of treatment KRS students demonstrated meaningful improvements in the keyboarding and computer operation skills.


Research – The Effects of Initial Touch Keyboarding Speed Achievement of Fifth Graders and Touch Keyboarding Skill Retention in Seventh Grade

The Effects of Initial Touch Keyboarding Speed Achievement of Fifth Graders and Touch Keyboarding Skill Retention in Seventh Grade
Mark A. Ertl
A Paper Presented to the Faculty of Viterbo University in Paritial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree in Master of Arts in Education

“The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship of initial touch speed achievement of fifth grade keyboarding students on their touch keyboarding skill retention in seventh grade. Numerous research and articles from the 80’s and 90’s are evident in a review of the literature. A rising use of computers at the elementary level during this time heightened the need to determine what is an appropriate use and level of keyboarding skill for children. The literature indicates a consensus for the need of keyboarding skills, however, there remains debate as to when and how the instruction of this skill is to take place.”

Skill Retention, General, Side Effects Improved Writing, NETS, Amount Needed, Maintaining Skills

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