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ERIC Number: EJ1071844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
A Problem with PIRLS: A Bogus Dip in Attitudes toward Reading between 2006 and 2011
Krashen, Stephen; Loh, Elizabeth Ka Yee
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v46 n2 p199-203 Aug 2015
There appears to be a dramatic decline in attitude toward reading between 2006 and 2011 for ten year-olds taking the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) examination. This "decline", however, is probably not real but is the result of a change in the attitude questionnaire, mentioned only in the fine print in the 2011 PIRLS publication. The scoring of the 2011 version of the questionnaire was profoundly influenced by students' report of outside school reading; the scoring of the 2006 version was not.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong; Singapore; Taiwan; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Progress in International Reading Literacy Study