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ERIC Number: ED163488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Language and Reading Skills in Undereducated Adults.
Hutson, Barbara A.; Liebermann, Jo
In an examination of the relationship between language skill and reading achievement in adults, measures of syntactic knowledge and reading achievement were obtained for 41 students in an adult basic education center. Moderate correlations were found for language skill and reading achievement, with students reading at or below the fourth grade level showing significantly less knowledge of syntax than adults at higher levels, even though the language test involved neither reading nor writing. Analysis of the results indicated that while the best predictors of reading comprehension were other achievement measures, addition of scores on verbal justifications for the language measure added significantly to the prediction of reading comprehension. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Midwestern Educational Research Association Conference (Bloomington, Indiana, May 1978)