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ERIC Number: ED358431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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The Relationship between the Amount Read and Reading Achievement.
Siskind, Theresa G.; And Others
A study investigated the relationship between the amount students read and reading achievement. Subjects, 2,185 first- through eighth-grade students enrolled in a Chapter 1 program during the 1990-91 school year in a large southeastern school district, kept reading logs. Teachers informally assessed comprehension of each text read, and they recorded on the log whether or not the child demonstrated comprehension. Scores on a norm-referenced, standardized achievement test were compared with the end-of-year totals for number of texts read, number of pages read, and number of texts comprehended, while controlling for previous test performance. Results indicated that there was no meaningful relationship between the amount read and reading achievement when previous reading achievement was controlled, with the exception of grade 2 and pages read for grades 4 and 8. (Three tables of data are included. Contains 16 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1