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ERIC Number: EJ1047359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4244
The Relationship between Reading Proficiency and Reading Strategy Use: A Study of Adult ESL Learners
Huang, Jiuhan; Nisbet, Deanna
Journal of Adult Education, v43 n2 p1-11 2014
This article explores the relationship between reading strategy use and reading proficiency among 121 adult ESL learners. Reading strategy use was measured by the SORS, and reading proficiency was determined by the CASAS Reading Test and BEST Literacy Test. Findings of the study reveal that (a) adult ESL learners are active strategies users; (b) they favor problem-solving strategies more than other strategies; (c) high intermediate learners use the most strategies and advanced learners use the least strategies; and (d) problem-solving and support strategies are more predictive of the reading proficiency. These findings provide implications for teachers of adult ESL students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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