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ERIC Number: ED171221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Relationships Among Grade Point Average, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, and Reading Rate of College Students.
Mutchler, Virginia
Relationships among grade point averages and reading test scores were sought in an effort to learn whether successful students are characterized by good vocabularies, understanding, and rapid reading. Seniors within a few weeks of graduation and obtaining their elementary teaching certificates were given the Nelson-Denny Reading Test. Pearson's "r" correlation coefficient was calculated among grades and scores earned by the 152 subjects. Only the coefficient between comprehension and vocabulary was high, and only the relationship between grades and rate was negligible. Even though rapid reading, as well as slow reading, was carried out by both good students and poor students, the fairly high coefficients between rate and both vocabulary and comprehension and between grades and comprehension suggested that slow, careful reading need not be emphasized. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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