ERIC Number: ED136233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Reading Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Skills between Bilingual and Monolingual Czech-American Students.
Holick, Robert J.
Differences in reading achievement of bilingual and monolingual groups of fifth, sixth, and seventh graders were investigated in several Texas schools where the Czech-American culture was significant. Sixty-three bilingual students were compared with monolingual students who had Czech surnames or Czech-American backgrounds, on the basis of chronological age, grade level, socioeconomic status, sex, intelligence, and reading achievement. Examined were differences among vocabulary, reading comprehension, total reading scores, sex as a factor in total reading scores at the three grade levels, and the correlation between total reading achievement and socioeconomic status. Results indicated that, although no appreciable difference existed between the monolinguals and bilinguals, a difference did exist between the sexes, in vocabulary, comprehension, and total reading. Socioeconomic status was found to be significantly correlated with reading ability. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the 1976 International Reading Association Texas State Council Meeting