The Effect of Using Colored Paper in a Reading Comprehension Test

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Reading comprehension is defined as the level of understanding of a text/message. This understanding comes from the interaction between the words that are written and how they trigger knowledge outside the text/message. Proficient reading depends on the ability to recognize words quickly and effortlessly. If word recognition is difficult, students use too much of their processing capacity to read individual words, which interferes with their ability to comprehend what is read. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading_comprehension)

This study aims to find out the significant influence of the color of the paper that will be used in answering an English reading comprehension test. It is necessary to conduct this study to figure out if ones comprehension will improve, based on the grade, by using colored paper instead of plain white paper. The researchers desire to dig deeper into the topic and to have a clearer understanding of the situation, and to discover a new way to improve a student’s grade in reading comprehension.

Statement of the Problem
This study aims to find out the effect on the results of an English reading comprehension test printed on white and blue paper. 1. What is the profile of the respondents in terms of:
a. age
b. gender
2. What are the mean score of the pupils who took the test that is printed on plain paper? 3. What are the mean score of the pupils who took the test that is printed on colored paper? 4. Is there a significant difference among the mean scores of the pupils who took the test printed on: c. plain paper

d. colored paper
Hypothesis
1. There is no significant difference among the mean scores of the respondents who took the test printed on: a. plain paper
b. colored paper

Conceptual Framework
Fig. 1 shows the independent and dependent variables of this research. The researchers aims to find out if the reading comprehension of students will be affected by the...
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