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ERIC Number: ED030552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Pages: 5
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Investigation of Recognition Variance of Perceptual Stimuli Associated With Reading Proficiency.
McAninch, Myrene
The relationship between reading ability and recognition of four kinds of perceptual stimuli for purposes of reading disability diagnosis was investigated. The sample consisted of 84 male grade-3 pupils who were matched on intellectual ability but who differed in reading proficiency. Three groups, based on a 6-month discrepancy either above or below grade placement between reading achievement and potential as determined by the Bond-Tinker formula, were formed. Recognition tasks were presented by tachistoscope. The four perceptual categories were (1) geometric or abstract configuration, (2) pictorial design, (3) alphabetic symbol, and (4) word unit. Geometric forms, alphabetic symbols, and word units were found to significantly differentiate (.01) between able and disabled readers. Alphabetic symbols appeared to be a slightly higher predictor than the other two forms. Implications were that present readiness materials stressing discrimination of pictorial and abstract forms are less effective in predicting reading proficiency than are forms actually involved in the reading act, namely letters and word units. (WB)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Kansas City, Mo., Apr. 30-May 3, 1969