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ERIC Number: ED065854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 98
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The Relationship Between Visual Memory for Designs and Early Reading Achievement.
Benenson, Thea Fuchs
The main purpose of this investigation was to study the relationships between visual memory and early reading achievement. Short term and intermediate memory were examined in relation to vocabulary, reading comprehension, and reading readiness in first grade pupils. The Gates MacGinitie Readiness Skills Test; the Visual Memory for Designs Tests, Short Term and Intermediate; and the Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests, Primary A: Vocabulary and Comprehension were administered as group tests throughout the school year to 192 first graders in a white, upper middle class suburban community. Positive relationships were found between the visual memory tests and the reading readiness test in beginning of year testings. when extended into a predictive format, the readiness test correlated more highly with reading achievement than did the visual memory tests. The readiness subtest most closely associated predictively with the two reading measures was Auditory Blending which was the subtest least correlated with the visual memory tests. These results suggest that perhaps the auditory modality or auditory visual integration are of greater importance than visual when predicting reading achievement. (Author/TO)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Columbia University