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ERIC Number: ED046667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 6
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Canonical and Partial Correlation of Critical Reading/Critical Thinking Test Scores--Twelfth Grade.
Follman, John; And Others
The definition of critical reading and also the relationship between critical reading and critical thinking, reading, and scholastic aptitude and achievement tests were investigated. The Reading Comprehension Test; Test of Critical Thinking, Form G; Nelson-Denny Reading Test, Form A; Lorge-Thorndike Intelligence Tests, Form A; and Florida Statewide Twelfth Grade Tests were administered to twelfth-grade students in Robinson High School, Hillsborough County, Florida. Critical reading and critical thinking correlated low when verbal intelligence was partialled out, and moderately when IQ total, reading vocabulary, reading total, reading index, respectively were partialled out. When both intelligence and reading were removed in second-order partials, the correlations between critical reading and critical thinking were low. The canonical correlations were all in excess of .67 between four sets of subtests: critical reading, critical thinking, reading, and reading and verbal and achievement. It was concluded that critical reading/critical thinking may exist as a thinking activity, but that critical reading/critical thinking overlaps strongly with verbal ability to such an extent that verbal ability may account for critical reading/critical thinking. References are given. (Author/DE)
Twentieth Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, Inc., Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53233
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, St. Petersburg, Fla., Dec. 2-5, 1970