Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)



First Advisor

Dr. Richard L. Wikoff

Second Advisor

Dr. Norman H. Hamm

Third Advisor

Dr. Donald C. Cushenbery


A review of literature on multidisciplinary teams indicates problems in the teams' functioning center around four questions: (a) Who collects what information for the decision-making process? (b) Is that information based on nonbiased, technically adequate data? (c) Is there active participation by all members in the decision-making process? and, (d) Is there consensus among the team members as to classification, placement, and program planning? In the present paper focus is directed upon question (b). This study assessed the degree of redundancy between the General Reading Comprehension Core of the Test of Reading Comprehension: A Method for Assessing the Understanding of Written Language and the reading subtests of the Science Research Associates Achievement Series using a canonical correlation analysis. Results indicated that over 55% of the SRA subtest variance and 44% of the TORC Core variance was redundant.


A Field Project Presented to the Department of Psychology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Educational Specialist University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Gladys H. Rumbaugh July, 1983