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Schmidt, Wesley I.||Weigel, George D.

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M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

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Department of Guidance and Counseling


Grading and marking (Students); English language--Study and teaching


The Major Problem. The purpose of this study was to develop a multiple regression equation for predicting grades in ninth grade English, as an aid in class placement at Morrison Community High School. Literature pertinent to the problem was reviewed. From the review of what others had found concerning the relation of certain variables to the degree of success in English, the following variables were chosen for this study: sex of the student; grades in eighth grade English; a teacher rating of eighth grade students; Science Research Associates High School Placement Test scores on I. Q., Reading, Language Arts, and Composite; Differential Aptitude Test Battery scores on Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Ability, Spelling, Sentences, and the sum of Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Ability. The scores used from the Science Research Associates High School Placement Test were grade equivalent scores except for the I. Q. score. All scores used from the Differential Aptitude Test Battery were raw scores. The teacher rating of eighth grade students had a scale of one to fifty. Eighth grade English grades were the sum of two semesters' grades, counting two semesters of "A" as eight points. The combined graduating classes of 1967 and 1968 were chosen as the criterion group, because all the variables chosen were found to be available from these recent classes and the group was found large enough so that males and females could be analyzed separately. Also, selecting these two classes would allow the 1969 class to be used as a validating group to cheek the predicting behavior of the multiple regression equation.


Includes bibliographical references.


v, 46 pages




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