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ERIC Number: ED119226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 258
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A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Three Elementary School Spelling Programs.
McAloon, Mary Lee
This study investigated three elementary school spelling programs, emphasizing the results of the programs as to student achievement in grades three, four, and five, through the utilization of the California Test of Basic Skills. An analysis of covariance method was used to treat the data and, in addition, attitudes were measured by using an objective and projective instrument. The three programs consisted of an experimental group which used the mastery of a basic word list, a first control group which followed the Economy Spelling Program under the guidance of a company consultant, and a second control group in which no attempt was made to advise the teachers concerning teaching methods. The second control group followed the Word Book Spelling Series. One of the conclusions regarding the achievement scores was that the grade three experimental group scored significantly higher than the second control group at the grade four level. Some of the conclusions regarding the attitude results were: generally, students participating in this study had a more favorable than unfavorable attitude toward spelling; students realized the importance of spelling; and boys' attitudes dropped more than girls. (Author/TS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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