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ERIC Number: ED019206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-26
Pages: 17
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AN ANALYSIS OF FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH INFORMAL READING TESTS AT THE EIGHTH GRADE LEVEL.
KENDER, JOSEPH P.
FACTORS PERTAINING TO INFORMAL READING TESTS WERE ANALYZED. SUBJECTS WERE 100 EIGHTH GRADERS IN A JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. THE MEDIAN NONVERBAL INTELLIGENCE TEST SCORE FOR THE GROUP WAS 116.37. THREE INFORMAL READING TESTS WERE ADMINISTERED -- THE INFORMAL READING INVENTORY, THE EXPERIMENTAL READING INVENTORY, AND THE BOTEL READING INVENTORY. THE GRADED TEXTS WERE READ SILENTLY AND ORALLY, AND COMPREHENSION WAS CHECKED AFTER EACH READING. CRITERIA WERE USED FOR SCORING AS PRESCRIBED BY KILGALLON AND COOPER. ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, CORRELATION, AND Z RATIOS WERE USED TO ANALYZE THE DATA. RESULTS INDICATED THAT THE DIFFERENCES AMONG THE MEAN INSTRUCTIONAL LEVELS OF THE THREE TESTS WERE SIGNIFICANT EXCEPT BETWEEN THE INFORMAL INVENTORY AND THE EXPERIMENTAL INVENTORY. CORRELATIONS AMONG THE INSTRUCTIONAL LEVELS OF THE THREE TESTS WERE ALL POSITIVE AND HIGH. WHEN THE EXPERIMENTAL INVENTORY WAS SCORED BY BOTH THE KILGALLON AND COOPER CRITERIA, THE DIFFERENCE OBTAINED WAS SIGNIFICANT. THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SILENT AND ORAL READING COMPREHENSION. READING PERFORMANCE WAS ADEQUATE DESPITE VOCALIZING FOR GOOD READERS AND POOR READERS. ADDITIONAL RESULTS, CONCLUSIONS, AND REFERENCES ARE PRESENTED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE (BOSTON, APRIL 24-27, 1968). (BK)
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