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ERIC Number: ED112344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 183
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Oral Language, Sex and Socio-Economic Status as Predictors of Reading Achievement.
Ebert, Dorothy Jo Williamson
This study was designed to discover the degree of relationship between a number of predictor variables and reading achievement for 65 black second grade students in two Austin, Texas, schools. The seven predictor variables used were: oral language performance as measured by the Gloria and David Beginning English, Series 20, Test 6 (GDBE); an Estimated Reading Ability Group (ERAG) score; student sex; age; socioeconomic status; school; and teacher. Reading achievement scores from four different reading tests made up the criterion set of variables: The California Achievement Test (CAT), and informal reading inventory (IRI), the LaPray-Ross Graded Word List (LR-GWL), and the GDBE. The 29 male and 36 female subjects were randomly selected from a special communication skills project. Correlations were obtained between the primary predictor, the GDBE, and each of the four reading tests. Three sets of correlations resulted: GDBE Phonology, GDBE Grammar, and GDBE Total scores correlated with each of the four reading scores. All of these correlations were significant. The teacher variable was a significant independent contributor to the multiple correlation for two reading tests, the IRI and the LR-GWL. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin