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ERIC Number: ED016575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
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EFFECT OF TIME OF TRANSITION FROM MANUSCRIPT TO CURSIVE WRITING UPON SUBSEQUENT PERFORMANCE IN HANDWRITING, SPELLING, AND READING.
OTTO, WAYNE; RARICK, G. LAWRENCE
THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE HANDWRITING, READING, AND SPELLING PERFORMANCE OF FOURTH- AND SIXTH-GRADE CHILDREN TO THE TRANSITION TIME FROM MANUSCRIPT TO CURSIVE WRITING WAS STUDIED. THE FOUR TRANSITION TIMES WERE EITHER THE FIRST OR SECOND SEMESTER IN GRADE 2 OR THE FIRST OR SECOND SEMESTER IN GRADE 3. HANDWRITING LEGIBILITY WAS MEASURED BY THE WISCONSIN SCALE, A 7-POINT SCALE, AND BY A SCALE PROVIDED WITH THE CALIFORNIA ACHIEVEMENT BATTERY, A 7-POINT SCALE. HANDWRITING SPEED WAS MEASURED. THE CALIFORNIA ACHIEVEMENT TESTS WERE USED TO MEASURE ACHIEVEMENT IN READING AND SPELLING. ANALYSES OF VARIANCE WERE RUN. THERE WAS NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRANSITION TIME AND TOTAL READING SCORE. THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT INTERACTION BETWEEN TRANSITION TIME AND GRADE ON THE VOCABULARY SUBTEST. IN SPELLING ACHIEVEMENT, SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES WERE FOUND BETWEEN TRANSITION GROUPS, SEX, AND GRADE LEVEL. IN TERMS OF SPEED OF WRITING, DATA INDICATED THAT POSTPONEMENT OF TRANSITION UNTIL THE LAST HALF OF THIRD GRADE WAS BEST. IT APPEARED THAT WHEN INCREASED SPEED WAS ASSOCIATED WITH LATE TRANSITION, LEGIBILITY WAS DECREASED. SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES CONCERNING LEGIBILITY WERE FOUND ACCORDING TO TRANSITION TIME WHEN LEGIBILITY WAS MEASURED BY THE WISCONSIN SCALE. THE FINDINGS SEEM TO SUPPORT RECONSIDERATION OF THE EFFECT OF INTRODUCING CURSIVE WRITING IN FIRST GRADE UPON SYMBOL PERCEPTION IN READING. A DISCUSSION AND REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE (CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 6-11, 1968). (BK)
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Identifiers: Wisconsin Scale (Otto and Rarick)