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ERIC Number: EJ892445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
Fourth-Grade Biliteracy: Searching for Instructional Footholds
Huerta, Mary Esther Soto
Journal of Latinos and Education, v9 n3 p223-238 2010
To examine factors predictive of successful 4th-grade 2nd language reading, I used a hierarchical multiple regression equation that included Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Reading percentile rank as the criterion variable. The equation tested 5 predictor variables: English language proficiency, years of U.S. schooling, and 3 informal reading inventory scores. The full regression equation indicated that the composite predictor variables accounted for 35% of the variance in TAKS Reading percentile rank, English language proficiency and years of U.S. schooling accounted for 25% of the variance, and English language proficiency accounted for 13% of the variance. Pedagogical implications are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills