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ERIC Number: ED020089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
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RETENTION IN READING OF DISADVANTAGED MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.
ARNOLD, RICHARD D.
THREE GROUPS OF DISADVANTAGED MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN WERE TESTED TO DETERMINE CHANGES IN READING ACHIEVEMENT BETWEEN SECOND AND THIRD GRADE. DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR, AN ORAL-AURAL ENGLISH GROUP OF 102 CHILDREN WERE GIVEN INTENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION WHILE AN ORAL-AURAL SPANISH GROUP OF 67 CHILDREN WERE GIVEN INTENSIVE SPANISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION. A CONTROL GROUP OF 115 CHILDREN DID NOT RECEIVE INTENSIVE LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION. IN THE SPRING AND AGAIN IN THE FALL THE THREE GROUPS WERE TESTED WITH (1) THE METROPOLITAN ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, (2) TESTS OF READING, INTER-AMERICAN SERIES, AND (3) PRUEBA DE LECTURA, SERIE INTERAMERICANA. MEAN DIFFERENCE SCORES WERE DETERMINED FOR EACH GROUP. THE ORAL-AURAL SPANISH GROUP SHOWED SIGNIFICANT GAINS ON THE VOCABULARY SUBTEST AND ON TOTAL SCORE ON THE TEST OF READING. THEY SHOWED A SIGNIFICANT LOSS ON THE SPEED SUBTEST OF THE PRUEBA DE LECTURA. THE ORAL-AURAL ENGLISH GROUP SHOWED NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES, WHILE THE CONTROL GROUP SHOWED MANY SIGNIFICANT LOSSES OVER THE SUMMER VACATION PERIOD. A COMPARISON OF THE MEAN DIFFERENCE SCORES OF THE ENGLISH AND SPANISH EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS SHOWED SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES FAVORING THE SPANISH GROUP ON THE VOCABULARY SUBTESTS AND ON TOTAL SCORE ON THE TEST OF READING. FOURTEEN REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE (BOSTON, APRIL 24-27, 1968). (RJ)
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Identifiers: SAN ANTONIO LANGUAGE RESEARCH PROJECT