Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Fred Jay Krieg
The West Virginia Educare Program has randomly chosen 150 children from 2 ½ to 5 years of age to participate in an academic readiness study. These children came from a 6 county pilot community program collaborative, including the counties of Cabell, Wayne, Monongalia, Roane, Upshur, Webster, and Summers. The Bracken-R, the PPVT-III, and Carolina Curriculum for Pre-Schoolers with special needs were used to assess all subjects. For this study, the letter recognition subset of the Bracken-R and the raw score of the PPVT-III were used to determine if a correlation exists between receptive vocabulary and letter recognition. This study found a moderate correlation between receptive vocabulary and letter recognition.
Language arts (Early childhood)
Listening - Ability testing
Early childhood education
Bennett, James, "The Relationship Between Receptive Vocabulary and Letter Recognition" (2001). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 58.