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Chiu, Ming Ming; Chow, Bonnie Wing-Yin; Joh, Sung Wook – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Grouping similar students together within schools ("streaming") or classrooms ("tracking") based on past literacy skills (reported by parents), family socioeconomic status (SES) or reading attitudes might affect their reading achievement. Our multilevel analysis of the reading tests of 208,057 fourth-grade students across 40…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Reading Achievement, Socioeconomic Status, Literacy
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Fletcher, Jo; Nicholas, Karen – Educational Review, 2016
Young adolescent students are at a critical time in their schooling. Once they embark into secondary schooling their prospects of achieving well across a range of curriculum subjects can often depend on their ability to critically analyse and understand a range of text types. This article focuses on 34 young adolescent students' views about…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Student Attitudes, Reading Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Johansson, Stefan – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2013
Background: This study explored the credibility of Swedish third-grade students' self-assessments of their reading achievement by relating those assessments to two different criteria--teachers' judgments and students' reading test scores. Student gender and socioeconomic status (SES) were introduced to determine to what extent, if any, these…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Grade 3, Elementary School Students