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ERIC Number: ED082174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 143
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Oral Language Assessment as a Predictor of Reading Achievement: Relationships Between Oral Language and Reading Achievement.
Rich, Joyce Ann
This investigation studied the relationships of children's reading achievement to their ability to reproduce orally selected phonological, morphological, and syntactical structures presented in "The Gloria and David Beginning English, Series No. 20, Test 6" (GDBE). The subjects were 198 Spanish-surnamed and black third graders. Reading achievement was evaluated on the basis of seven different reading achievement variables from standardized tests of current reading skill. The predictor variables in the study were two concurrent tests of reading capacity, rank group, teacher score, student sex, and oral language skill as assessed with both eight GDBE part-scores and a GDBE total score. The relationships of these predictor variables to the seven reading achievement criterion variables were analyzed through the employment of multiple regression techniques. Some of the findings were: (1) predictive efficiency was increased when the GDBE total score and the GDBE part-scores respectively were combined into a predictor set along with rank group, the two oral comprehension measures, teacher score, and student sex, and (2) when each predictor variable was considered separately in a regression model for independent contribution in predicting reading achievement, the teacher score was the only variable that made a significant independent contribution. (Author/LL)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin