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ERIC Number: ED071026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 158
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A Comparison of the Functional Reading Levels of Selected Third Grade Students of Varying Reading Abilities.
Hodges, Elaine Joy
The purpose of this study was to compare the results obtained from a cloze test with the results obtained from an informal reading inventory in establishing the functional reading levels of selected third grade students of varying reading abilities. The subjects consisted of 100 third grade students. The following tests are given: the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests, Survey C, Form 1 to determine each individual student's reading grade level; the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Form A, to estimate each student's intellectual capacity; the Houghton-Mifflin Pupil Placement Tests and the cloze exercises developed by Wiechelman to obtain each student's functioning reading level. The findings indicated that the differences in the mean instructional reading levels obtained from the informal reading inventory and the cloze test were significant at the .01 level for the entire sample of 100 students. The differences in the mean instructional reading levels obtained from the informal reading inventory and the cloze tests were significant at the .01 level for the subgroups of 43 developmental readers and 30 remedial readers. The subgroups classified as eleven corrective readers and sixteen adapted readers were the only subgroups which obtained mean instructional reading levels which were not significantly different at the .01 level. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Northern Colorado