ERIC Number: ED217646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
A Comparison of Formal Features of Written Language of Learning Disabled, Low-Achieving and Achieving Secondary Students.
Moran, Mary Ross
The written language characteristics of 26 learning disabled (LD), 26 low achieving (LA), and 26 achieving (ACH) students in grades 7 through 10 were measured using paragraph writing and topic sentence tasks. Tests of differences between LD and LA Ss revealed that spelling was the only formal feature which was significantly higher in the LA group. Comparisons of LD and ACH groups disclosed significantly higher scores for the ACH Ss on conventions, spelling, mechanics, and mean morphemes per terminal unit. LA Ss were similar to ACH Ss in flexibility of sentence types and word types, and in percentage of complex terminal units. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence, Inst. for Research in Learning Disabilities.