.Dr. Davis's "Improving the Reading Skills of Third-Grade Students" is a study of schools in the state of Illinois and the instruction and enviornmental elements involved in state test scores. After teaching for 20 years and while working as a school principal for seven years, she completed her doctorate degree in Education. Dr. Davis designed this book to be a teaching tool. It will appeal to readers looking for different ways to teach reading to school children to improve reading scores across america.