ERIC Number: ED420511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Relationships among Students' Grade Level, Gender, Location and School Type and Abilities To Comprehend Four Integrated Science Textbooks.
Soyibo, Kola; McKenzie-Briscoe, B. O.
This study examines the extent to which some students comprehend four integrated science textbooks and the relationships among their grade level, gender, school location and type, and ability to comprehend the texts. Jamaican high school students (N=160) were the subjects of the study which involved data sources such as cloze, comprehension, technical, and nontechnical vocabulary tests. Results indicate that most of the subjects could not comprehend the texts. Urban and traditional school students significantly outscored their rural and nontraditional school counterparts on all the tests while Grade 9 students significantly outscored Grade 8 students on some tests. Girls significantly outscored the boys on two of the comprehension tests and there are significant correlations among the subjects' school location and type and performance on all tests, and grade level and gender and performance on some of the tests. Contains 24 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Jamaica