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ERIC Number: ED080935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 119
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The Contribution of Selected Variables to the Diagnoses of Problem Readers by a Reading Specialist in the Areas of Phonics and Comprehension.
Bozman, Maurice Wilson
The purpose of this study was to assess the extent of the relationship between test data of problem readers diagnosed in a reading center and the kinds of recommendations made by a reading specialist at the center in the areas of phonics and comprehension. A second dimension was to assess the agreement of the diagnoses in the areas of phonics and comprehension made by a center reading specialist with those of a panel of external reading specialists who used the same data. Ninety-seven children in grades two through six were tested and diagnosed in a Reading Diagnostic Center. Data included sex, age, grade level, and the results from eleven diagnostic reading tests. Some of the findings included: (1) the significant contributors to the prediction of diagnoses in the area of phonics were the Spache Sight Vocabulary Level, Botel Reading Inventory--Vowel Sounds and Consonant Blends, and Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude--Verbal Opposites; (2) the significant contributors to the prediction of diagnoses in the area of comprehension were the Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude--Oral Direction, and the Informal Reading Inventory--Instructional Level and Comprehension Level; and (3) the extent of agreement between the diagnoses of the reading specialist at the center and external specialists was .75 in phonics and comprehension remediation. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maryland