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Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)



First Advisor

Jay W. Reeve

First Committee Member

David K. Bruner

Second Committee Member

Donald [?]

Third Committee Member

Edward Po[?]

Fourth Committee Member

Juanita Curtis


The purpose of this study is one of exploratory validation. Concurrent validity was established by showing the relationship between the experimental instrument and the Lee-Clark Reading Readiness Test. The relationships among the experimental instruments, the Lee-Clark Reading Readiness Test, kindergarten teacher judgment, and first grade post-readiness reading group placement determined the predictive validity. The statistics offered in this study are for descriptive rather than definitive purposes.



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