This study was an attempt to better understand teacher practices for placement in basal reading series, particularly placement of capable readers. The following questions were addressed: 1. On what do teachers base their placement decisions? 2. What do teachers believe will happen to the skill development of capable students who skip basal reading levels? 3. In actual practice would a teacher allow a capable reader to skip levels in a basal reading series?
Allen, D. D., & Swearingen, R. A. (1989). Providing for Capable Readers: Beyond the Basal Manual. Reading Horizons, 29 (4). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol29/iss4/6