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ERIC Number: ED176946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-20
Pages: 93
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Table-Using Proficiencies of Upper Elementary Schoolers.
Follettie, Joseph F.
Sixteen investigations using 32 third graders, 286 fourth graders, 183 fifth graders, and 343 sixth graders, were undertaken to determine table-using proficiencies. The data indicate that: (1) upper elementary students are able to retrieve information accurately and quickly from noncomplex numerical tables over a wide range of levels of tabular extensiveness; (2) performance falls off with increasing complication of the tabular display and conditions of performance; (3) a small investment in formal table-using instruction results in reasonably accurate performance even when tables and associated performance conditions are complex; and (4) uncritiqued table-using practice suffices to elevate the speed with which data are retrieved from tables. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.
Note: Contains occasional light and broken type particularly in Tables