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ERIC Number: ED041906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 82
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A Study of Selected Indicators of Children's Interest-In-Reading.
Kiser, George Edward
This study evaluated the effectiveness of four selected indicators for measuring interest-in-reading--the San Diego County Inventory of Reading Attitude, standardized verbal achievement test scores, peer ratings, and teacher ratings. The design of the study involved creating low, average, and high interest-in-reading groups, by sex, at each of three elementary grade levels (a total of 18 groups) on the basis of actual amounts of reading done by the subjects. Scores of each of the indicators were collected on each group and analyzed to determine which of the indicators effectively differentiated between interest-in-reading groups. Analysis of interest-in-reading groups means was used to determine whether they changed in predicted directions. Findings showed that (1) scores from three of the indicators were higher for girls than for boys; (2) boys scored higher than girls on the standardized verbal achievement test; and (3) the San Diego County Inventory was more effective for boys than girls, and more effective for boys in grades 3-6. However, since grade levels and sex operate to destroy the overall validity of most indicators, effective ways to measure interest-in-reading should be found to aid in improving reading instruction. (Author/JMC)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Kentucky