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Huang, Hong; Tse, Shek-kam; Chu, Samuel Kai-Wah; Xiao, Xiao-yun; Lam, Joseph Wai-ip; Ng, Rex Hung-Wai; Hui, Sau-Yan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: This study examines the impact of the availability of reading resources in the school, the classroom, the home and the social environment on the reading proficiency of Grade Four primary school students in Hong Kong. Method: Data about the reading performance of Hong Kong students in the 2011 Progress in International Reading…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Reading Materials, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Nonte, Sonja; Hartwich, Lea; Willems, Ariane S. – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2018
Background: Numerous studies have investigated the relationships between various student, home and contextual factors and reading achievement. However, the relationship between such factors and reading attitudes has been investigated far less, despite the fact that theoretical frameworks of large-scale assessments and school effectiveness research…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Structural Equation Models
Li, Dan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Several national and international studies have indicated that there is an achievement gap between student literary reading and student informational reading, with the gap favoring literary reading. One plausible explanation for this gap is that reading informational text has been neglected in early grades in the U.S. (Dreher, 2003; Kletzien &…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement
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Li, Dan; Beecher, Constance; Cho, Byeong-Young – Reading Psychology, 2018
Being proficient in independently reading and writing complex informational text has become a need for college and career success. While there is a great deal of agreement on the importance of the reading of informational text in early grades and teachers are encouraged to increase amount of the reading of informational text in early grades, few…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Reading Materials, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
Lafontaine, Dominique; Dupont, Virginie; Schillings, Patricia – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
PIRLS 2016 data from eight education systems were used to examine how teachers from three different language groups differed in their teaching of reading literacy. Teaching reading practices differed substantially between the three linguistic/cultural groups. In English-speaking systems, effective practices for establishing reading literacy seem…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Cultural Differences
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van Rijk, Yvonne; de Mey, Langha; de Haan, Dorian; van Oers, Bert; Volman, Monique – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Content-oriented reading interventions that focus on the integration of motivational enhancement and strategy instruction have been found to have positive effects. Developmental education (DE) in the Netherlands is an innovative content-oriented approach in which reading is an integral part of an inquiry-oriented curriculum. Reading for meaning is…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Teaching Methods
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Dowd, Amy Jo; Pisani, Lauren – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
Children's reading skill development is influenced by availability of reading materials, reading habits and opportunity to read. Save the Children's Literacy Boost data have replicated this finding across numerous developing contexts. Meanwhile international large-scale reading assessments do not capture detail on current home literacy. The…
Descriptors: International Programs, Measurement, Reading Tests, Literacy