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ERIC Number: ED045283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
The Analysis of Eye-Movement Recordings from a Sample of Underachieving Secondary Students and a Sample of Underachieving Primary Students.
Brickner, C. Ann
The changes in eye movement as a function of reading improvement were investigated for two samples. Measurement of change was made by a new electronic eye-tracking instrument. The samples consisted of 39 secondary students enrolled in a tutorial reading clinic and 17 repeating first-grade students from a public school. Eye-movement recordings (three and four, respectively) were administered with standardized reading selections. The five variables considered were fixations per 100 words, regressions per 100 words, duration of fixation, span of recognition, and reading rate. From an analysis of the data, it was determined that changes in eye graphs for fixations, regressions, and rate did occur as a result of training in reading; that consistent patterns of change occurred for fixations, regressions, and rate; and that the pattern of correlations of eye graph data and standardized test scores was consistent, although the correlations were too low to be considered predictive. The basic deficiencies in this study were the number of eye graphs administered and the lack of standardized test data for comparison. Studies in progress will include data from a minimum of five graphs and both pretest and post-test standardized test results. Tables are included. (Author/DH)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Developmental Labs., Inc., Huntington, NY.