ERIC Number: ED195973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Pupils' Social Class on Teachers Ratings of Reading Attainment.
Archer, Peter; Martin, Michael
A study was undertaken in Ireland to test the hypothesis that teachers' judgments of reading were a function not only of a child's actual reading ability but also of his or her socioeconomic status. The sample consisted of 28 primary school teachers and their 804 students. The teachers administered a reading test to their classes and at the same time completed a student evaluation form. A measure of each student's socioeconomic status was computed based on the father's occupation. The results indicated that while there was some evidence to support the hypothesized teacher bias when data from a large group of students were examined, there was little support for the hypothesis when the more meaningful procedure of carrying out analyses within individual classrooms was adopted. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Reading Association of Ireland (5th, Dublin, Ireland, September 11-13, 1980).