ERIC Number: ED126527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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The Effect of Beginning Shorthand on Learning in Selected Language Arts Skills.
Johnson, Jack E.
Eleventh-grade students from 11 high schools participated in this study of the effect of beginning shorthand on language arts skills. Pre- and posttests drawn from the California Achievement Test for Language Arts were administered to experimental groups and control groups in September and April of the 1974-75 academic year. Results indicated that shorthand students did better than did nonshorthand students in punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary but not in word usage, capitalization, reading comprehension, or in the combined language arts test. Shorthand students at the lower achievement level generally did better than did those at the middle and upper achievement levels when compared with equivalent groups of nonshorthand students. (Author/AA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Grade 11, High Schools, Language Arts, Secondary Education, Shorthand, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of North Dakota