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ERIC Number: ED084100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 9
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The Relationship Between Concept Attainment and Verbal Predictive Ability for Primary Grade Children.
Hibbard, Mike
Because poor "reading ability" is very often a primary obstacle in the learning process, an attempt was made to determine if the first grade child develops some knowledge structure by means other than reading. Instruction in each of six first grade classrooms was in the form of 18 audio-tutorial lessons, each taped to last about 15 minutes and involving the child with worksheets and many manipulative materials in which no reading was required. The "cloze procedure" technique was used as a means for measuring readability of both general and specific comprehension of textual materials used. The science concept test was scored by judging each of the child's verbal answers as correct or incorrect. The sight recognition test was scored by counting the number of words said correctly. The Spearman rank correlation coefficient was used for correlations made. High correlations were found between degree of concept attainment and verbal predictive ability in those concepts. Low correlations were noticed between reading ability and degree of concept attainment or verbal predictive ability. (EB)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (46th, Detroit, Michigan, March 1973)