ERIC Number: ED179924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Reading Skills of Good, Average and Poor Readers in Three Ethnic Groups.
Arnold, Richard D.; Westphal, R. C., Jr.
Stanford Diagnostic Reading Tests and The Wide Range Achievement Tests were administered to 307 second, fourth, and sixth grade students to study the reading subskills of blacks, Latinos, and Asians/whites. An analysis of variance tested main effects of ethnicity, reading levels (good, average, and poor), and interaction effects. Main effects of ethnicity were not significant in 25 of 29 hypotheses. Main effects of reading levels were significant in 27 of the 29 hypotheses. No interactions were significant. When students of differing ethnicity were compared within reading levels, ethnic differences were not significant; but there were clear and consistent differences among reading levels despite ethnicity. The data suggest that blacks, Latinos, whites, and Asians read alike; there are no ethnic related differences in reading skills. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Reading Research Symposium (2nd, Tucson, AZ, November 2, 1979)