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ERIC Number: ED067612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 96
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Associative Verbal Encoding (a/v/e): A Measure of Language Performance and Its Relationship to Reading Achievement.
Mickelson, Norma Irene
After establishing reliability for an associative verbal encoding (a/v/e) test, the relationship between children's a/v/e and their reading achievement was investigated. Two hypotheses were examined: (1) a/v/e will improve with training, and (2) associated with improved a/v/e will be concomitant improvement in reading achievement. The subjects were 209 girls and 214 boys in fourteen randomly selected classes. Classes were randomly assigned to treatment or control conditions, and the class means were used as the basic data. Training of a/v/e involved encouraging subjects to give as many responses as possible to the stimulus words. A qualitative analysis of the associative responses of forty-two randomly selected subjects revealed that there were more paradigmatic than syntagmatic responses before training. This was reversed after training although the difference was not significant. In each of the analyses--a/v/e, vocabulary, comprehension, and total reading performance--only the main treatment effect reached an acceptable level of significance. There were no significant sex differences and no significant interaction effects. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Washington