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ERIC Number: EJ799230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Motivation for Reading and Middle School Students' Performance on Standardized Testing in Reading
Mucherah, Winnie; Yoder, Alyssa
Reading Psychology, v29 n3 p214-235 May 2008
This study examined middle school students' reading motivation and its relations to their performance on a standardized test (ISTEP+) in reading. Participants included 388 sixth- and eighth-grade students from two public middle schools. There were 229 females and 159 males. Participants responded to the Reading Motivation Questionnaire after they had completed the ISTEP+ test. Results showed that students who had high self-efficacy in their reading, read challenging material, and read for aesthetic enjoyment did better on the ISTEP+ test. Students who read mostly for social reasons did poorly on the ISTEP+ test. Grade, gender, and racial differences were found. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A