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ERIC Number: ED067620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 163
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The Prediction and Prevention of Reading Failure.
Geis, Robley
This study sought to determine whether it is possible to predict at the end of kindergarten those pupils who will not succeed in achieving stipulated norms for reading in the first grade, and if a summer intervention program could contravert predicted reading failure. Failure was identified as a score below the 25th percentile on the Stanford Achievement Test in Reading. Control and experimental groups were established by random selection from the 60 children ranking lowest on the Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test and scoring below the 50th percentile on the Metropolitan Readiness Test. The results showed that seventeen of the twenty members of the control group scored below the 25th percentile on the Stanford test. Correlations and multiple correlations involving the Bender, the Metropolitan, age, sex, and IQ indicated that the Bender was the best predictor of reading failure. Reading scores of the experimental and control groups were compared to determine the effect of the intervention program. Fifteen of the experimental group members outscored their control group mates. (Author)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California