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ERIC Number: ED183933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-8
Reference Count: 0
A Method of Evaluating Shorthand Dictation Tests.
Gallion, Leona M.; Kavan, C. Bruce
In order to determine whether students transcribe the same number of words regardless of the speed of the dictation, dictation tests were administered to students enrolled in beginning Gregg shorthand at the secondary level. Test batteries were administered at three different times throughout the first semester of shorthand instruction. The shorthand ditation tests were all three-minute, vocabulary-controlled tests. The first test battery consisted of two three-minute dictation tests, one each at fifty, sixty, and seventy words a minute. The final test battery consisted of three three-minute dictation tests, one each at sixty, seventy, and eighty words a minute. The findings of the study indicate that students transcribe a similar number of actual words of three-minute dictation tests regardless of the speed of the dictation. (LRA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 11, 1980).