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Thesis (M.Ed.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1964. Department of Elementary Education.
It was the purpose of this study (1) to find the correlation between spelling achievement test scores and mental ability test scores of a number of sixth grade students in the public schools of Lincoln, Nebraska; and (2) to find the correlation between spelling achievement test scores and reading achievement test scores of the same sixth grade students.The mental ability scores were based upon the California Test of Mental Ability, Elementary, and the spelling and reading achievement test scores were based upon the California Achievement Tests, Elementary, Grades 4-5-6, Form Y. Sixth grade students from four elementary schools, Hawthorne School, Randolph School, Ruth Pyrtle School, and Saratoga School, were the subjects used in the investigation.
Findings from these tabulations seem to indicate quite strongly that spelling is not related as closely to mental ability as is reading. Findings also seem to indicate that children usually read better than they spell.
Advisor: Russell W. McCreight