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ERIC Number: EJ1098388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6470
Against Conventional Wisdom: Factors Influencing Hispanic Students' Reading Achievement
Percell, Jay C.; Kaufman, Kristina
Journal of Research in Education, v23 n2 p1-16 Fall 2013
The researchers performed a variable analysis of the 2002 Educational Longitudinal Study data investigating factors that influence students' reading scores on standardized tests. Hispanic and non-Hispanic Scores were analyzed and controlling variables were compared to determine the effect of each on both populations. Certain variables commonly thought to positively influence students' reading scores, such as family background, proved less statistically significant among the Hispanic population. Additionally, other variables usually associated with lower reading scores, such as urbanicity, were not. Implications of these findings are discussed and educators are encouraged to rethink variables that impact reading achievement among Hispanic students. [Note: The citation provided on the full text (v2 Fall 2013) is incorrect. This article was published in v23 n2 Fall 2013.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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