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ERIC Number: ED029035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 123
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The Comparison of a Conventional Method of Teaching Spelling with a Method Emphasizing Proofreading as an Integral Part of a Spelling Program.
Bishop, Inez Euline
The purpose of this investigation was to determine, on the mean factor, the difference between the spelling achievement of a group of students taught spelling by a conventional method and the achievement of a group of students taught spelling by a method emphasizing proofreading activities reinforced by a study of the variant and the more regularly spelled sounds of the English spoken language. A sample of 102 students from six fifth-grade class sections in two schools was selected for evaluation. The difference between the two groups was determined on the basis of the pre- and post-test scores of two tests; the Metropolitan Achievement Spelling Subtest and a dictated spelling word test prepared by the investigator. Results indicated that (1) no significant difference existed between the two groups in the pre- and post-test situations of the Metropolitan Achievement Spelling Subtest, (2) no significant difference existed between the groups in the pre-test procedures of the dictated spelling word test, and (3) on the post-test of the dictated spelling word test, a significant difference was determined in the direction of the group focusing on proofreading. (Author/LK)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois