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ERIC Number: ED071852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 82
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An Investigation of the Relationship Between a Verbal Measure of Predictive Ability and Performance on Selected Process Tasks by Prospective Elementary School Teachers.
Neie, Van ElRoy
This research was designed to investigate the relationship between a verbal measure of predictive ability and performance on selected science process tasks by prospective elementary school teachers. The vehicle utilized for assessing the comprehension ability was the cloze procedure, with the cloze score being considered as verbal predictive ability. Forty-two prospective elementary school teachers in a science methods course were given 24 tasks from the "Predicting" hierarchy of the AAAS Process Instrument. The directions for each task were presented in printed form with every fifth word deleted. Subjects were asked to replace the missing words. The scores on this task were correlated with the total process task score, with scores on a standardized verbal ability test, and with a science vocabulary test. A second presentation with the non-deleted version of the task directions was made at the conclusion of each task in deleted version. The hypothesis that verbal predictive ability is a relevant ability for all tasks could not be supported. The results indicated that performance by the subjects on selected science process tasks was dependent upon an ability related to a general ability, but not dependent upon the possession of an extensive science vocabulary. (Author/PS)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Florida State University