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ERIC Number: ED011497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
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THE USE OF STANDARDIZED TESTS IN EVALUATING A METHOD OF TEACHING READING.
HANSON, JOSEPH T.
SEX DIFFERENCES IN READING ACHIEVEMENT AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PHONOVISUAL METHOD OF READING INSTRUCTION IN GRADES 1 TO 3 WHEN USED AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE STATE-ADOPTED CO-BASAL READING SERIES WERE STUDIED IN TWO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN PASADENA, CALIFORNIA. SUBJECTS IN THE EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOL (60 IN GRADE 1, 68 IN GRADE 2, 54 IN GRADE 3) WERE MATCHED WITH CONTROL SCHOOL SUBJECTS ON THE BASIS OF CHRONOLOGICAL AGE, SEX, AND SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE AS MEASURED BY THE METROPOLITAN READINESS TESTS, CALIFORNIA SHORT-FORM TEST OF MENTAL MATURITY, AND THE LORGE-THORNDIKE INTELLIGENCE TESTS. EXPERIMENTAL SUBJECTS WERE GIVEN DAILY INSTRUCTION BY THE PHONOVISUAL METHOD 100 MINUTES PER WEEK WHILE CONTROL SUBJECTS WERE GIVEN AN EQUIVALENT AMOUNT OF INSTRUCTION WITH OTHER SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS. ACHIEVEMENT WAS TESTED BY THE CALIFORNIA READING TEST AND CALIFORNIA ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, READING AND SPELLING. MEAN TEST SCORES OF THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP WERE FOUND TO BE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER AT THE .01 LEVEL OF ALL TESTS IN ALL GRADES EXCEPT SPELLING IN GRADE 3, WHICH WAS SIGNIFICANT AT THE .05 LEVEL. GIRLS' ACHIEVEMENT WAS FOUND TO BE HIGHER THAN BOYS' EXCEPT IN GRADE 3 OF THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDED THAT THE ADDITIONAL PHONICS INSTRUCTION WITH THE PHONOVISUAL METHOD INCREASED READING AND SPELLING ACHIEVEMENT. THIS PAPER WAS READ AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON MEASUREMENT IN EDUCATION (NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 1967). (LS)
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Identifiers: California (Pasadena); New York (New York); PHONOVISUAL READING METHOD