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ERIC Number: ED065852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 119
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The Relation of Teachers' Stated Confidence in Reading Readiness Tests to Pupil Achievement in Reading.
Snodderly, Donald Elvin
The relation between first grade teachers' stated confidence in the predictability of reading readiness test scores and their pupils' achievement in beginning reading was the basis of this study. The experiment required (1) a survey of 341 first grade teachers to obtain a measure of their stated confidence in reading readiness test scores as predictors of reading achievement, (2) identification of 30 teachers who stated high confidence and 30 teachers who stated low confidence in the predictability of reading readiness test scores, and (3) a statistical analysis of reading readiness scores and reading achievement scores for the pupils of both groups of teachers. Some of the results indicated that there were no significant differences for high and low scoring pupils across teacher confidence groups; no significant differences across or within confidence groups for the total group of pupils according to sex; and there was no evidence that the expectancy effect is global in its operation. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Columbia University