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ERIC Number: ED119174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 102
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Relationship between Students' Perceptions of Their Reading Ability and Scores on a Standardized Test.
Thurmond, Vera Belinda
The purposes of this study were to determine to what extent students' expectancies, as measured by students' predictions, related to test performance; to determine if taking the test would alter or influence students' expectations and the accuracy of their predictions; and to determine if students' expectations could be altered by a report represented as actual test results and if such an alteration would then affect test performance. One hundred and fifty-six tenth grade students predicted their grade equivalent scores and ratings for each subtest on the Nelson-Reading Test, Form C. Pearson product-moment correlation and repeated measure analysis of variance design was used to test for significant results. Findings showed a significant but low correlation between all predictions and actual test results. Students' first predictions were found to be significantly less accurate than their second and third predictions. There was a significant difference between predictions made by students in the raised, lowered, and actual treatment groups. There was no significant difference in test performance between treatment groups. (Author/TS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia