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ERIC Number: ED034783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 208
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The Effects of a Systematic Group Language Development Program with Low-Achieving and Regular Class Third Grade Subjects.
Cross, Donald Paul
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the Peabody Language Development Kit (Experimental Edition, Level III) in enhancing verbal intelligence, achievement, and language ability of 46 low-achieving third grade subjects selected on the basis of their being at or below the 33rd percentile on the Total Language Section of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. The effects on children who scored above the 33rd percentile were also assessed. All subjects were administered the verbal portion of the Lorge-Thorndike Intelligence Test and the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. Low-achievers were also given the individual Stanford Binet, and the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; and a language sample, obtained from responses to a silent movie, was analyzed with respect to mean length of response, total responses, total words, total different words, and type-token ratio for each 100 word segment. It was concluded that the language development program significantly enhanced (1) the verbal intelligence of low-achieving third graders, (2) the number of responses made to a silent movie, and (3) the reading of regular class students. (Author/LK)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Language Development Kits