ERIC Number: ED140267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Eye-Voice Span to Reading Ability and Readability.
Holgerson, Arnold S.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between eye voice span (EVS), reading ability, and readability. Fifty average and poor third, fourth, and fifth-grade students were selected on the basis of their comprehension scores on the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test. They were individually tested for EVS on paragraphs ranging in readability from second- to fifth-grade difficulty. The results show that (1) EVS appears more a function of grade than reading ability; (2) EVS increases with age (grade); (3) EVS tends to increase as material becomes easier but not significantly except for poor students; (4) older poor readers out-perform average third graders in EVS even though third-grade readers have more ability; and (5) older poor readers tend to perform as well as average readers in the same grade in EVS even though the average readers have more ability. A selected bibliography is included. (Author/MB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.Ed. Thesis, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey; Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests, Primary C and Survey D in Appendix A removed due to copyright restrictions