ERIC Number: ED181423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Testing and Evaluation in Reading and Communication Skills: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1979 (Vol. 40 Nos. 1 through 6).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 20 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: predictors of primary grade reading achievement; factor analysis of the WISC-R to distinguish disabled readers at three grade levels; a process model for developing informal oral reading inventories; the curricular validity of selected standardized reading achievement tests; an investigation of speech ratings as a function of rating scale; a comparison of approaches to measuring outcomes in adult basic education; the relationship between high school reading and math achievement levels and later life experiences; a correlation analysis of local and state minimum competency standards in New Jersey schools; teacher expectancy--the effect of race, sex, direction of writing performance and trials on the grading of essays; placement in freshman composition classes; and a factorial analysis of essay evaluation. (MKM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Adults, Communication (Thought Transfer), Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Higher Education, Minimum Competency Testing, Predictive Measurement, Readability, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Reading Tests, Speeches, Student Placement, Test Validity, Testing, Writing (Composition), Writing Evaluation
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.