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ERIC Number: EJ781935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
Effect of Degree of Challenge on Reading Performance
Cramer, Katurah; Rosenfield, Sylvia
Reading & Writing Quarterly, v24 n1 p119-137 Jan 2008
The relationship of reading performance to difficulty level of material was the focus of this study. Participants in the study were 83 fourth graders from four urban schools. Each student was administered passages at different levels of challenge (independent, instructional, frustration) based on word identification accuracy. Passages were scored for word identification accuracy and rate. Comprehension was assessed through open-ended questions. There was a significant correlation between reading rate and word recognition accuracy. However, reading rate and comprehension did not correlate significantly. Implications of these findings for assessing reading progress for urban fourth grade students are discussed. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A