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ERIC Number: ED360618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
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A Study of the Relationship between Word Recognition and Comprehension in Second and Fifth Grade Students.
Coffman, Nancy
A study was undertaken to determine the relationship between word recognition and comprehension achieved by second and fifth grade students using reading material at various levels of readability. The testing instrument used was the Spache Diagnostic Reading Scale containing levels from primer through eighth grade. A pilot study provided a coefficient of reliability for the word recognition and comprehension questions. A sample of 25 second- and 25 fifth-graders from three elementary schools were administered the diagnostic scale. Pearson product-moment coefficients of correlation were calculated between word recognition and comprehension and tested for significance. Chance correlations suggested that no relationship existed between word recognition and comprehension for either group of subjects. Future research should be conducted using larger samples at different grade levels. (Six tables of data and 29 notes are included; 29 references, a letter to parents, a list of words for word recognition, reading passages and comprehension questions, an appendix of data, and a sample calculation of percentages of word recognition and comprehension are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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