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ERIC Number: ED045291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr-30
Pages: 9
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Sartain Reading Attitudes Inventory.
Heimberger, M. J.
This inventory was devised in order to measure how children feel about reading. It is divided into four sections--Recreational Reading, Work-Type Reading, Learning to Read, and Social Values--with a total of 37 forced-choice type of responses. Besides its ease of administration and scoring by the classroom teacher, it requires only 20 to 30 minutes to administer. Percentile norms for age levels (6-6 through 11-5) and for economic levels (lower, middle, and upper income) were set up from samples drawn from communities nationally representative of general socioeconomic levels. The total sample consisted of 1,093. The table of percentile norms included in this study showed that the age groups 8-6 through 9-11 demonstrated the greatest interest in reading and the age 10-6 through 11-5 group, the least. Because of the few children sampled at age 6-6 through 7-6, no conclusions could be made at this level. Contrary to expectations, the norms for the three socioeconomic levels did not vary significantly. The general opinion that children from the lower socioeconomic levels are less interested in reading than children who come from higher levels was not upheld. The Reading Attitudes Inventory is included. (DH)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the Pennsylvania Educational Research Association, Pittsburgh, Pa., Apr. 29-May 1, 1970