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ERIC Number: ED129922
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Pages: 20
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Development and Standardization of Parallel Forms of the Curry-Geis Syllabication Skills Test [including Curry-Geis Syllabication Skills Test Form A and Form B)).
Curry, Robert L.; Geis, Lynna
Implicit in most of the recommendations for teaching reading is the inclusion of structural analysis as a part of the instructional program for developing skills in word recognition. This study focused on the development and standardization of a criterion referenced syllabication skills test designed to evaluate the individual proficiency of college students and inservice teachers. The 100-item test presents a word and four possible syllabications of that word from which the respondent must select one. Conclusions from the examination of the results of the data analysis obtained in the study were: (1) the test was valid and reliable for determining college students' abilities to apply syllabication skills; (2) parallel forms of the Syllabication Skills Test were developed and can be administered in approximately 40 minutes; (3) the arbitrary criterion level of 85 percent accuracy was logical in that the means of the tests were very similar to the established criterion level; and (4) judges in the field of reading considered the tests to be of educational value in the preparation of teachers. Copies of the Curry-Geis Syllabication Skills Test, Form A and Form B are included. (RC)
Robert L. Curry, College of Education, 820 Van Vleet Oval, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (For Specimen Sets including manual, tests, scoring keys, etc)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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