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ERIC Number: ED138955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 25
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Reference Count: 0
The Role of Decoding Skills in Adult Functional Reading.
Massad, Carolyn Emrick
In this study, a subset of the adult functional reading items from the National Reading Survey was administered to a group of approximately 80 adults, together with a set of materials designed to assess decoding skills. The purpose of the study was to determine whether or not the inability to answer the adult reading tasks correctly is attributable to inadequate decoding skills. As was expected, the data from this study clearly indicate that the ability to decode is a predictor of success on the Survey of Reading Material, a sample of the adult functional reading tasks. All of the decoding measures were significantly correlated with the Survey of Reading Material at the .01 level. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 1977) ; Some pages may be marginally legible