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Purpose of Study
The purpose of this study Is to determine, by actual
classroom experiment, the relationship between mental ability
and reading achievement; and to ascertain the best methods
of increasing reading ability. In the accomplishment of
this purpose, the writer made an intensive study of factora
other than intelligence in the reading process, and studied
causes of reading disabilities. The fifth-grade children
in the elementary school of Perrin, Texas, were tested and
their reading difficulties analyzed. Different methods
of increasing their reading abilities were used according
to the types of difficulties.
A secondary purpose in connection with this study was
the critical evaluation of a testing program. Standardized
tests had nevti before been ubed in the Perrin County Line
School. The superintendent used this study to determine the
value of such tests in giving the teachers a better rnder-
stanuing of the abilities and problems of each individual
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Primm, Jewel van Landingham. The Relationship Between Mental Ability and Reading Achievement, thesis, 1945; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70355/m1/6/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .