ERIC Number: ED207030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Conservation as a Supplementary Predictor of Reading Skill.
Haupt, Edward J.; Herman-Sissons, Therese M.
A study explored the relation between Piagetian conservation tasks, IQ scores, and reading test scores. A series of 16 items involving conservation tasks for area, length, weight, and volume were presented to 516 students in grades four through nine. The scores on these conservation items were correlated with students' scores on achievement and IQ tests in analyses by Guttman scaling and multiple regression analyses. A combination of IQ and conservation achievement scores was the best predictor in 8 out of 24 multiple regression equations, while IQ was the sole predictor in 12 out of 24 multiple regression equations. The results supported previous research by L. Whyte, indicating that maximum prediction of education test scores resulted from combining traditional IQ scores with achievement on various Piagetian tasks. Conversation achievement was most strongly related to decoding among reading skills as well as to word study skills scores from the New Jersey Minimum Basic Skills tests. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Piagetian Tasks
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Norfolk, VA, March 5-9, 1980).