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ERIC Number: ED174955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Judgment of Chilren's Reading Preferences. Research Series No. 38.
Evans, Thomas E.; Byers, Joe L.
This paper views the assignment of reading materials to individual students as an important clinical judgment task that may significantly affect reading achievement and contends that the first step in any attempt to model clinical judgment is to identify an ecologically valid set of cues for the judgment tasks. It discusses four methods used for this purpose that resulted in a list of 29 book characteristics that were predictive of both student reading preferences and teacher judgments across grades kindergarten through six. It presents evidence for the reliability and validity of this cue list and discusses follow-up research on improving the accuracy of teacher judgment for this task. (Author)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Elementary Education, Predictive Measurement, Predictive Validity, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Reading Interests, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Reading Research, Student Needs, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
The Institute for Research on Teaching, 252 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.
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