About Developmental Reading
Morehead State University’s Strategic Reading Program is unique. Unlike most reading programs at the college level, at the beginning of each semester, instructors administer a pretest and extensively diagnose each student’s reading skills. Thorough analysis of the pretest provides information about each student’s strengths and indicates skill areas that need improvement. Students are administered a posttest at the end of each semester to assess student growth.
Our mission is to help students perform better in college courses by developing a reading and speaking vocabulary, promoting students’ comprehension of the written word, and enhancing students’ reading rate to create reading fluency.
Course Goals and Objectives
- To develop students’ reading vocabulary; includes addressing word attack methods, when needed, as well as knowledge of word meanings of somewhat familiar words and unfamiliar words.
- To develop/promote students’ comprehension, including the meanings of words and the broader meanings of passages.
- To enhance students’ reading rate, with the understanding that some materials require a slower pace (textbook assignments, for example) while others (such as reading for enjoyment) can be read at a faster pace.
- To promote efficiency in students’ study skills.
- To foster increased interest in reading fiction/nonfiction for enjoyment.
DE Reading Courses
There are two developmental Reading courses at Morehead State University:
- EDEL 096 – Strategic Reading I
- For students with ACT subtest scores in Reading of 17 or below, and a COMPASS Reading score of 76 or below.
- EDEL 097 – Strategic Reading II
- For students who have completed EDEL 096, have ACT subtest scores of 18 - 19, or a COMPASS Reading score of 77 - 84.
For more information on Developmental Reading, please contact the Developmental Education Coordinator at 606-783-9565.