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ERIC Number: ED212978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Some Differences between Third Graders Who Read Up to Expectancy and Those Who Read Below Expectancy.
Starkey, Roberta; Starkey, John
A study was conducted to determine some differences between third grade children who were reading up to expected levels and those who were reading below expectancy as determined by the Spache formula. Subjects were 210 students reading at or above expectancy and 147 students reading below expectancy. In private interviews, each student was asked a number of questions about a variety of topics, including their attitudes toward reading and school. Those who read up to expectancy were more likely to understand why they were asked to complete worksheets at school, to read in bed at home, to have a hobby and a pet, and to enjoy reading at home than were those who were reading below expectancy. No difference was found between the two groups in terms of mothers working outside the home, the amount of television watched, or favorite books or television programs. Recess was the favorite school activity of both achievers and underachievers. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A