ERIC Number: ED113710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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The Relationship Between Written Syntactic Attainment and Reading Ability in Seventh Grade.
Kuntz, Mildred H.
This study was designed to investigate the relationship between reading achievement and syntactic attainment. Two measures were used to provide the data: the Gates MacGinitie Reading Test, Survey E, and the Sentence Construction Test, Level E. The measures of reading and syntax were administered to 96 seventh-grade students in two suburban junior high schools in southwestern Pennsylvania. Correlations between the reading variables and sentence construction subtests were calculated and additional information was found by correlating each of the syntactic behaviors with reading comprehension, vocabulary, and speed. The findings of this study showed a close and reliable relationship between reading achievement and written syntactic attainment. Considering the syntactic complexity of junior and senior high school reading materials, it is recommended that the function of syntax in reading be given more emphasis. (Author/TS)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Junior High Schools, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Secondary Education, Syntax, Writing Skills
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh