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A Comparison of Three Reading Tests for Determining Reading Grade Level of Navy Recruits [microform] / Paul L. Jones and Bonnie J. Armitage
Bib ID 5445352
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Jones, Paul L
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1984 
17 p. 
Summary

Having implemented a testing procedure using the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests to identify recruits with reading deficiencies, the United States Navy conducted a study comparing the performance of recruits on three different reading tests. A total of 716 recruits completed the comprehension portion of the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests, the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE), and the Nelson-Denny Reading Tests. The results of the tests showed that the mean scores for the Gates-MacGinitie and the TABE, 11.04 and 10.32 respectively, were significantly different from the 9.65 mean score for the Nelson-Denny. The Nelson-Denny Reading Tests yielded a wider range of variability among the scores of the individual respondents as reflected by the standard deviation than did the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests or the TABE. Thus, the Nelson-Denny Tests did not appear to have any advantage over the reading tests currently being used by the Navy to measure recruit reading grade level. The Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests have a number of test levels designed for particular grade levels, which the TABE does not have. The data suggest that the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests are best suited for the Navy's program. (HTH)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 14-16, 1984).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adult Literacy.  |  Armed Forces.  |  Comparative Analysis.  |  Military Personnel.  |  Reading Achievement.  |  Reading Comprehension.  |  Reading Diagnosis.  |  Reading Research.  |  Reading Tests.  |  Test Use.  |  Test Validity.  |  Testing Programs.  |  Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests Navy  |  Nelson Denny Reading Tests Tests of Adult Basic Education
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Armitage, Bonnie J., author
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