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ERIC Number: ED056429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 41
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The Development of an Instrument to Predict Modality Preference for Learning to Read.
Neville, Donald
Project objective was development of an experimental form of the Test of Modality Aptitude in Reading (TOMAR). The TOMAR was designed to classify children as visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learners in reading, to have sound measurement characteristics, and to be suitable for administration to groups of children rather than to an individual. Project development of a substitute alphabet and three word lists equated on meaningfulness and number of different letters was examined. Data pertaining to teaching method selection, reliability, validity, and profile analysis indicated that relationship between classification scheme and instructional procedure was not clear. Students taught to their strengths were found to gain more significantly than students taught to their weaknesses. Also, data indicated that students classified by a pure profile performed differently from those classified by a combination profile. The author concluded by posing questions relative to the probable directions of future investigations. (CB)
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Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Inst. on Mental Retardation and Intellectual Development.