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Sister Mary Jovita Meirick, R.S.M.

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Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Julitta Fisch, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Reading--Ability testing; Reading--Ability testing--Evaluation; Educational tests and measurements


The problem of this study is to make a comparison of the earliest available editions and the most recent editions of several standardized reading tests. It was to ascertain whether or not there are significant differences between performances on the earlier and more recent editions of the Stanford Reading Test, and between performances on the earlier and recent editions of the Metropolitan Reading Test. Specific purposes of this research are as follows: 1. Are present reading tests more difficult than early editions? 2. How do children achieve on present day tests in comparison with early editions? 3. How do the results from this group of Cedar Rapids children compare with national norms of earlier and later dates? 4. Are children better in reading today than they were ten or twenty years ago?


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