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ERIC Number: ED080938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 176
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Reading Skill Variability Within and Among Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grade Students Attaining the Same Reading Achievement Score.
Naylor, Marilyn Jo
This study investigated subskill variability among and within students demonstrating similar overall reading achievement. Three areas were investigated: differences in mean achievement and variability in specific reading skills among grades 4, 5, and 6, specific reading skill differences among students within grade 4, 5, or 6, and specific reading skill differences within individual students. Ninety-six students in grades 4, 5, and 6 who had scored grade equivalents of 6.4 or 6.5 in overall reading achievement on the SRA Achievement Series were administered three tests to determine the extent of reading subskill differences. Achievement scores in language usage, spelling, science, social studies, and the use of sources were obtained through use of the SRA Achievement Test, Form E. In small group sessions, the subjects were administered the comprehension and vocabulary subtests of the Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test, Level II, Form W. The visual recognition, blending, and oral reading subtests of the Gates-McKillop Diagnostic Reading Tests, Form I were administered individually. The study concluded that no pattern of achievement differentiated slow, average, or rapid progress groups at the same general reading level. General reading scores masked a large degree of individual variability. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota