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ERIC Number: ED040830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-9
Pages: 25
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Predicting True Reading Gains After Remedial Tutoring.
Dahlke, Anita B.
Using selected student variables, an attempt was made to predict retarded readers' true reading gains after remedial tutoring. The independent variables consisted of IQ and subtest scores obtained on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), pretutoring reading levels on the individually administered Diagnostic Reading Scales test, age, sex, grade placement, and parental socioeconomic status. The sample included 62 white subjects, 52 boys and 10 girls, between the ages of 6 years 9 months and 15 years 8 months in grades 1 through 8. Each child was tutored approximately 20 to 25 hours by an experienced tutor. Analysis of the data indicated (1) The distribution of retarded readers did not fall equally into three groups. (2) There was no significant difference in true gain means among the three groups. (3) There was no significant difference in true gain means among the four groups of subjects classified by WISC FS-IQ as having superior, bright-normal, average, or dull-normal intelligence. (4) There were five significant predictors of true reading gain: age, grade, independent reading level, potential reading level, and the difference between independent and instructional levels. Further research using true reading gains and a larger, matched sample was recommended. A bibliography is included. (CL)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Anaheim, California, May 6-9, 1970