Date of Award

7-1-1986

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)

Degree Name

Ed.S.

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between oral language proficiency and reading achievement, between birth order and reading achievement, between parent income and reading achievement, between sex and reading achievement, between parent type and reading achievement of third grade students in the Atlanta Public School System of Atlanta, Georgia.

Test instruments used were the California Achievement Test and the Paradigmatic-Syntagmatic Language Inventory Scale Biographical data was obtained from school records. The data analysis techniques utilized was the Pearson Correlation Coefficient.

The findings showed significant correlation between birth order and reading achievement, between oral language proficiency and reading achievements. The correlation between parent income and reading achievement, between parent type and reading achievement had a positive relationship. There was a low negative relationship between sex and reading achievement.

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