A Critical Examination of the Effects of Colored Paper on the Academic Achievement of Fourth Graders in Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary
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Education Foundation, Leadership, and Technology
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Reading is a learned skill for life. It requires cognitive processing increasing with practice. This study examined the used of colored paper for comprehension and vocabulary aassessments given to fifty-one fourth graders for the purpose of increasing test scores. All fourth grade students received weekly comprehension and vocabulary assessments on either goldenrod, Astrobright blue, green, or white paper for a period of one month. Scores were compared weekly on each color and results showed there was no color effect for either comprehension or vocabulary.