ERIC Number: ED166662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Accuracy of Adult Disabled Readers' Perceptions of Their Own Reading Difficulties.
West, Ellen M.; Lagotic, Diana L.
In an effort to minimize initial testing of adult students, a ten-item "Adult Reading Survey" was developed to measure self-perception as related to reading ability. Survey responses of 184 adult education students ranging in age from 15 to 68 were correlated to reading test results to determine levels of accuracy. Portions of two tests, the "Test of Adult Basic Education, Form M" (1967) and the "Botel Reading Inventory" (1970) were used to confirm or negate the problem areas indicated by students on the "Adult Reading Survey." Results indicated that the highest correlations between test scores and students' perceptions were found on middle and ending sounds, inference, and vocabulary. (The "Adult Reading Survey" is included.) (Author/GT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (28th, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, November 30-December 2, 1978)