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ERIC Number: ED032195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Pages: 8
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Predictive Validity of Selective Reading Readiness Factors.
Johnson, Clifford I.
To predict success in reading achievement, 148 first graders from three schools representing a cross section of the economic structure of a southeastern U.S. community were administered, in September, the following tests: the Frostig Developmental Test of Visual Perception, the Gates Reading Readiness Test, the Metropolitan Readiness Test, and the Olson Reading Readiness Test. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children was administered in December and the Stanford Achievement Test, Primary I Battery, in May. In May of the subjects' third-grade year the Stanford Word Reading and the Stanford Paragraph Meaning subtests were given. For first grade the best predictor of both word meaning and paragraph meaning was the Olson Reading Readiness Test. A combination of the Metropolitan Readiness Test and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children was the best predictor for third-grade reading achievement. It was concluded that intellectual functioning instead of specific skill ability would be the most important information that the classroom teacher would need to know in order to predict later reading achievement. References are included. (CM)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Kansas City, Mo., Apr. 30-May 3, 1969.