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ERIC Number: ED116198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 101
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A Comparison of the Written Language Performance of Pupils in Four Fifth Grades in Schools Varying in Racial Composition.
Roberts, Ruth Semels
The main research hypothesis of this study stated that when the universal characteristics of language evaluation are applied to the written language of the students in four fifth grades of varying racial composition, no significant differences would be reported. Two instruments were used: a composition and a series of six paragraphs modified by a cloze procedure. A multivariate analysis of variance was employed to examine the data across the four schools representing different language environments (96 percent black, 62 percent black, 30 percent black, less than one percent black). The data was contrasted across the two sexes and then across the eight subsamples defined by the cross of sex with school. The population sample consisted of 120 students, 30 randomly selected from each school, with equal numbers of boys and girls. The main effect of the research hypothesis was rejected. Some differences were reported. A secondary hypothesis that the mean scores in all four schools would fall within the normal range of language performance reported by special educators was supported. Differences between the scores of males and females did not reach levels of significance. (Author/LL)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Kent State University