Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Pamela Petty (Director), Jana Kirchner, Andrew Mienaltowski, Daniel Super

Degree Program

School of Teacher Education

Degree Type

Master of Arts


This study examined one teacher’s experience with teaching a ninth grade literacy course. In response to consecutively low reading test scores, the administration in a rural high school in South Central Kentucky established a literacy course for all ninth grade students. This research illustrates the teacher’s implementation and instruction of that course. In addition, the research investigates how the results of a formal reading assessment might be used to improve the reading course in the future.


Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Methods