A statistical analysis of a Boston University test of auditory discrimination for beginning readers
Hendry, Nancy M.
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The inability to hear similarities and differences between words causes difficulty for many children in learning to read. Since children with this failing should be trained in auditory discrimination, it is imperative that the teacher recognize those who require additional ear training. Many attempts have been made to develop a practical measure which discriminates between the mediocre and poor achievers in auditory perception of initial consonants. Boston University has developed such a test which includes explicit directions geared to the nonreader, is quick-scoring, and does not waste the precious quota of reading instruction time. The purpose of this study is to analyze 233 scores of the abovementioned test in terms of reliability, measures of dispersion, and the effects of teaching.
Thesis (Ed.M.)--Boston University
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