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ERIC Number: ED051242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 723
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Spelling Vocabulary Study: Words in Eight Spelling Series Compared to the Horn, Rinsland, and McKee-Fitzgerald Studies, and the New Iowa Spelling Scale.
Gibbons, Cardinal Keith
A study was made to determine the relationship of the words in each spelling series studied to the frequency of word usage as found in recognized studies of adult and child vocabularies, and other factors of interest to a textbook committee. The spelling list, for grades 2-8 inclusive, in the eight series of spellers approved for use in the Idaho public schools were combined with the vocabulary lists of various studies and then tabulated according to the frequency group in which each word was found. These tally marks were counted and the numerical values placed in tables to show the various comparisons of one series of texts with another. The slight variation of the percentage of words taken from each frequency group of the Horn, McKee-Fitzgerald, and Rinsland studies might appear to indicate that the authors had reached some measure of agreement as to the percentage of total words which were to be taken from each frequency group, and would indicate that the choice of a series of texts would need to be based upon some criteria other than the word list itself. (Author/CK)
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Identifiers - Location: Idaho