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ERIC Number: ED178880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Toward Defining and Assessing Reading Maturity.
Manzo, Anthony
The Assessment of Language and Reading Maturity (ALARM), a series of 15 subtests that measured reading skills and factors contributing to reading, was administered to 199 urban and 380 suburban junior high school students to assess the concept "progress toward reading maturity." Reading maturity was defined as evidence of solid reading competency, an adequate fund of general information, overall language proficiency, logical thinking, sound critical judgment, and an ever growing state of social-emotional stability. Data from the ALARM subtests were grouped into five categories, including general reading/language proficiency, general knowledge, thinking, social-emotional maturity, and critical judgments. Correlational analysis of the subtests revealed that all the subtests were significantly related to each other at relatively low levels, suggesting both some shared variance and considerable independence among the factors. Overall ALARM scores were very highly related to the factors social-emotional maturity, general reading/language, and critical judgments, and less highly related to general knowledge and thinking. General reading/language was significantly related to all the other factors. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reading Maturity
Note: Study prepared at the University of Missouri, Kansas City