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ERIC Number: ED046618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Pages: 95
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Relation of Oral Language Proficiency and Reading in a Group of Fourth Grade Negro Children of a French Linguistic Background.
Bradley, Nola Ruth
The extent to which language differences might be responsible for the difficulties faced by Negro children in newly desegregated schools was investigated. The sample was a group of 46 fourth graders from one school in a Creole-speaking bilingual area of Louisiana. Goals of the study were (1) to determine the degree of correlation between the Oral Language Proficiency Test and reading achievement and verbal ability, (2) to determine the relation of these variables with success in school, and (3) to test the efficacy of the Oral Language Proficiency Test with a new population, since it was relatively new and had not been widely tested. Results of this study were compared with a previous study with fourth graders in San Antonio, Texas. Conclusions were that significant correlations do exist between oral language proficiency and reading and verbal abilities and that the Oral Language Proficiency Test is a valid instrument for investigations of this sort. Tables and a bibliography are included. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.
Note: M.A. Thesis