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ERIC Number: ED086461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 116
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A Study of the Relationship of Reading Ability of Students in Grades 4, 5, and 6, and Comprehension of Social Studies and Science Textbook Selections.
Campbell, Billy Randolph
Reported is an investigation of the relationship of reading ability and subject comprehension of 455 students in elementary grades. One set of hypotheses was related to student ability (reading and comprehension) and assigned textbooks and another related to student ability and selected materials in social studies and science at readability levels of grades three through eight. Comprehension was checked using examiner-written questions. Scores were compared to each subject's total reading score on the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills battery. The raw score of each subject up to a pre-determined point (frustration point) was compared with the reading ability score to identify relationships between reading ability and ability to comprehend the materials. All factors were analyzed using a linear correlation, the Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Formula. Positive, significant relationships existed between reading ability and performance on textbook comprehension. About one-fifth of the students could not adequately comprehend the social studies, over one-fourth of each group failed to comprehend the science. No significant relationships existed when subjects were grouped according to reading ability. (Author/EB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Florida State University