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ERIC Number: ED102520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Pages: 9
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Functional Reading Levels: From Graded Word Lists?
Froese, Victor
This study investigated the feasibility of using only the McCracken Word List (MWL), a subtest of the Standard Reading Inventory (SRI), rather than the entire SRI to determine functional grade placement in reading. The MWL is one of the few word lists with well-documented reliability and validity. In addition, the MWL has been shown to be highly correlated to other widely used word lists. It was hypothesized that a significant correlation existed between word recognition test results and extended reading as required in the SRI, that all functional levels could be predicted from the word recognition test results, and that functional reading estimates could be made from word recognition test results. Testing of the 146 elementary grade students indicated that a significant relationship existed between SRI and MWL scores. Consequently, a rule of thumb was suggested for estimating reading levels from MWL scores alone. (TO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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