ERIC Number: ED196938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Attitudes Toward Reading. ERIC/TM Report 73.
A reading program's effectiveness can be assessed by investigating skills improvement together with attitude improvement. Frequently, teachers make questionable assumptions about student reading attitudes. To provide educators with a more accurate picture of students' expressed feelings, students' attitudes toward reading should be measured with formal assessment techniques. After reviewing the nature of reading attitudes, various attitude measurement techniques are described, such as Likert scales, the Guttman cumulation technique, the semantic differential, interviews, and observation rating scales. A source book of 14 reading attitude instruments is appended. (Author)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Evaluation Criteria, Interviews, Measurement Techniques, Observation, Rating Scales, Reading Attitudes, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Semantic Differential, Student Evaluation, Test Reliability, Test Selection, Test Validity
ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541 ($9.50 each).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Guttman Scales; Likert Scales