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ERIC Number: EJ944118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Test-Takers' Background, Literacy Activities, and Views of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
Zheng, Ying; Klinger, Don A.; Cheng, Liying; Fox, Janna; Doe, Christine
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v57 n2 p115-136 Sum 2011
This study examined the relationships among students' background information and their in-school and after-school literacy activities, as well as the relationships between students' background and their views of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). The results showed that students' literacy activities could be grouped into three types: e-literacy, traditional literacy, and creative literacy. Furthermore, results showed that categorization of literacy activities depended on whether the activities were conducted in English or in another language. Gender predicted certain types of literacy activities. Compared with English-as-a-first-language (L1) students, English-as-a-second-language (L2) students' background influenced more of their views of the test.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada