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ERIC Number: ED069087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 14
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Vocabulary Level; One Variable Affecting Learning from Audiovisual Media.
Lewis, Richard F.
Vocabulary level of 10 special students was determined and compared to their supposed level of proficiency on the Functional Basic Word List for Special Pupils (Tudyman and Groelle, 1958). Ss were five educable mentally retarded (EMR) students (CA 9-6 to 12-0, IQ 64-77, MA 6-6 to 9-7) and five matched emotionally disturbed students. Word sampling procedures were used in the development of procedures used to measure reading, written, and oral vocabulary levels. If a S knew a group of four words at a certain vocabulary proficiency level, he was advanced to the next level, since knowledge of four random words at a level was found to indicate knowledge of all words at that level. Results indicated that testing procedures developed could be used to determine students' level of vocabulary proficiency. In general, the Ss could read the words that Tudyman and Groelle suggested as expected for them. In addition, Ss knew the meaning of words at levels higher than their expected levels when tested orally. It was determined that the three tests (reading, written, oral vocabulary level) could be condensed into two tests by having Ss read written words aloud on the written test. Significance of student vocabulary level in comprehension of audiovisual material is discussed. (KW)
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Note: Paper presented at Joint Annual Conference of CADE, CAFE, CAPE, CCRE, CERA, CIESC (Montreal, Quebec, May 1972)