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ERIC Number: ED019613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Pages: 1
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A STUDY OF THE ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS IN READING AND COMPUTATION OF INCARCERATED ADULT MALES IN THE NORTH CAROLINA PRISON SYSTEM.
BLAND, DAVID HORTON
THIS STUDY INVESTIGATED THE LEVELS OF ACHIEVEMENT IN BOTH READING AND COMPUTATION AS THEY WERE ASSOCIATED WITH SELECTED INDEPENDENT VARIABLES--AGE, OFFENSE, AND GRADE COMPLETION IN SCHOOL. INMATES WERE SELECTED FROM ALL CLASSES OF AGE, TYPE OF CUSTODY AND TYPE OF OFFENSE. GROUP I INCLUDED 597 SUBJECTS WHO HAD NOT REACHED FOURTH GRADE. GROUP II INCLUDED 1,219 SUBJECTS WHO REACHED FOURTH BUT NOT EIGHTH GRADE. DATA WERE COLLECTED BY MEANS OF A 40-ITEM QUESTIONNAIRE AND A SERIES OF ACHIEVEMENT TESTS. NO SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIP WAS SHOWN BETWEEN LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT IN READING AND OFFENSE, FOR EITHER GROUP. MISDEMEANANTS DID NOT HAVE CONSISTENTLY LOWER LEVELS OF ACHIEVEMENT IN READING THAN DID FELONS. FOR GROUP II THERE WAS A HIGH DEGREE OF SIGNIFICANCE BETWEEN AGE AND ACHIEVEMENT IN READING. ACHIEVEMENT IN READING INCREASED WITH AGE. IN BOTH FELON AND MISDEMEANANT CLASSIFICATIONS DATA FAILED TO SUPPORT THE ASSUMPTION THAT NUMERICAL ABILITY WAS HIGHER THAN VERBAL ABILITY. SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GRADE COMPLETION AND LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT IN READING AND COMPUTATION WAS SHOWN. (APPENDIXES INCLUDE QUESTIONNAIRE, PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY.) THIS DOCUMENT IS A MASTERS THESIS AVAILABLE FROM NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH. 72 PAGES. (AUTHOR/RT)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
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