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ERIC Number: ED073438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 134
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Determining the Predictive Value of Selected Measures for First Grade Reading Success.
Black, Bob Gene
This study investigated the predictive value of certain tests in relationship to first grade reading success. The Metropolitan Readiness Test, Naming Letters Test, Light Response Test, and Matching Symbol Test were administered to 70 first grade students during the first two weeks of school. The Teacher's Reading Readiness Rating Scale was filled out by each of the subjects' teachers at the end of seven weeks. The seventh predictor test was computed by finding the difference in individual scores of the Light Response Test and Matching Symbol Test. The Gray Oral Reading Paragraphs Test and the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test, administered during the last four weeks of school, were used to measure the effectiveness of the predictive tests. The results indicated: (1) the Metropolitan Readiness Test is one of the best single predictors of first grade reading success; (2) the tests that measure specific aspects of the reading process are the best predictors of first grade reading success; (3) workbooks of the matching symbol type are not likely to improve first grade reading success; (4) age is a significant factor in the speed of matching symbols at the age of six; and (5) the naming of a selected group of capital and lower case letters is a good predictor of first grade reading success. (Author/WR)
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Note: D.Ed. Dissertation, North Texas State University