ERIC Number: ED149308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Prediction of Third-Grade Reading Achievement from Selected Measures of First-Grade Oral Language.
Hopkins, Carol J.
This research is part of a longitudinal study designed to compare measures of first-grade oral language with reading achievement at various grade levels. The original study constructed ten measures for oral language from interviews with 100 first graders and compared those measures to the reading achievement of the subjects at the end of first grade. The current study compares those oral-language measures to the reading achievement scores at the end of third grade of the 62 students still attending classes in the same school district. As in the first-grade study, subjects' scores on the ten oral-language measures were the predictor variables, and scores on the Stanford Achievement Test, Reading, were criterion variables. Results of the third-grade portion of the study show that, as hypothesized, the oral-language measures predict reading achievement better in third grade than in first grade. Continued yearly examinations of the remaining subjects' reading development are planned to determine the relationship between first-grade oral language and intermediate-grade reading achievement. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (27th, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1-3, 1977)