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ERIC Number: ED036415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 9
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An Analysis of Reading Proficiency and Its Improvement in University Accepted Rural Secondary Students.
Johnson, Joseph C., II
This is an elaboration of a 1967 to 1968 study that attempted to control various intervening variables thought to affect the outcomes of secondary reading improvement programs. Examined were the effects of the variables of race, sex, secondary school attended, college board scores, chronological age, family head's educational level, choice of college or university, intelligence, and socioeconomic status on the reading proficiency levels of college-bound secondary rural students. Tested were 83 seniors from six high schools in rural Virginia. Results showed that the criterion variables of comprehension and vocabulary were related to genotypical variables studied. Reading rate, however, at the perceptual level at least, appeared to be influenced primarily by the phenotypical variables only. The authors suggested similar studies to gain insight into methods of manipulation and modification of perceptual attainments by focusing on those factors characterized as phenotypical in nature and function. References are included. (NH)
Nineteenth National Reading Conference Yearbook
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 4-6, 1969