ERIC Number: ED128818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Language Development: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve. NCTE Committee on Research Report No. 18.
This monograph reports a longitudinal study of the language development of 211 pupils as they progressed from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Data include transcribed interviews, written compositions, reading and IQ scores, listening scores and ratings, teachers' ratings on specified language factors, and reports of books read. Results concentrate on differences among three subsamples: 35 pupils rated high in overall language ability by their teachers, 35 rated low, and 35 selected randomly from the total group. Differences between pupils who use language effectively and those who do not are described, as are the stages, velocity, and relative growth of the children's language during the 13 years of the study. Appendixes provide samples of transcripts, compositions, instruments, and methods of analysis. (AA)
Descriptors: Child Language, Elementary Secondary Education, Failure, Language Acquisition, Language Fluency, Language Handicaps, Language Patterns, Language Research, Longitudinal Studies, Success, Syntax, Transformational Generative Grammar, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Note: For earlier report see ED 001 875