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ERIC Number: ED214132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec-3
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship between Reading Related Background Variables and Comprehension Achievement: A Secondary Analysis of the 1979-80 Reading/Literature Assessment Data.
Mead, Nancy A.; Kalk, John M.
Drawn from data generated by the reading and literature assessment conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 1979-80, this paper focuses on responses to comprehension exercises developed for that assessment. The paper presents the results of a series of exploratory secondary analyses of one age 13 exercise booklet in order to investigate the relationship between reading-related background variables (such as time spent reading, watching television, and doing homework; frequency and type of reading in spare time; language usage in the home; and amount of reading material in the home) and comprehension achievement. In addition, the paper describes how the analyses were conducted using the public-use data tapes produced by NAEP and discusses problems in using NAEP data. Appendixes contain actual programs used to generate the analyses and excerpts from the computer output. Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Secondary Analyses) (Interpretation). (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Second Literature Third Reading Assessment (1980)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (31st, Dallas, TX, December 2-5, 1981).