ERIC Number: ED105392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation of the Feasibility of Using a Measure of Conservation as a Predictor of Reading Comprehension.
Brauchler, Charles E.
It was hypothesized in this study that those students exhibiting concrete operational intelligence, which can be measured by a standardized test of conservation, would perform adequately on a test of reading comprehension. One-hundred six first-grade students from a consolidated school system in North Central Pennsylvania were tested with a measure of conservation. The score earned on the conservation instrument determined each student's classification category: conserver, transitional or non-conserver. Following the assignment to categories, students from each category were extracted and were then administered both the Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT) reading comprehension test and the Stanford-Binet Test of Intelligence. The results indicated that there were no significant differences between conservers and non-conservers. The conservation measure, however, correlated higher than mental age with the reading comprehension scores. It was concluded that the present study did not establish the utility of the conservation measure as a predictor of reading achievement. (Author/WR)
Descriptors: Conservation (Concept), Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Testing, Elementary Education, Grade 1, Intelligence, Reading, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Reading Research, Test Results
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Individual Achievement Test