ERIC Number: EJ747672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Deaf College Students' Mathematical Skills Relative to Morphological Knowledge, Reading Level, and Language Proficiency
Kelly, Ronald R.; Gaustad, Martha G.
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v12 n1 p25-37 2007
This study of deaf college students examined specific relationships between their mathematics performance and their assessed skills in reading, language, and English morphology. Simple regression analyses showed that deaf college students' language proficiency scores, reading grade level, and morphological knowledge regarding word segmentation and meaning were all significantly correlated with both the ACT Mathematics Subtest and National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) Mathematics Placement Test scores. Multiple regression analyses identified the best combination from among these potential independent predictors of students' performance on both the ACT and NTID mathematics tests. Additionally, the participating deaf students' grades in their college mathematics courses were significantly and positively associated with their reading grade level and their knowledge of morphological components of words.
Descriptors: College Students, Deafness, Mathematics Skills, Language Proficiency, Morphology (Languages), Reading Achievement, Correlation, Multiple Regression Analysis, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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