Oglesby, F.; Suter, W.N. (1995). Research in the Schools (Mid-South Educational Research Association), Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 11-15.
This article describes the doctoral research of Oglesby, which involved 198 third- and sixth-graders. All subjects were pretested with the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test. Half of the subjects were administered the Reading Style Inventory (Carbo) and were provided with reading instruction using methods, strategies and materials that matched their preferred reading style. The control group was not iven specific instruction to accomodate their preferred reading stryles. Six months later, all students were posttested using the same reading tests. Reading results were significant in favor of the CRS group, supporting the hypothesis that incorporating reading styles in reading instruction resulted in greater reading gains.