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Stanley, Nile; Stanley, Laurel – Reading Psychology, 2011
Multiple regression analysis indicates that the Reading-Level Indicator, a paper-and-pencil test, is a moderately strong predictor for the high-stakes standardized test, the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test in Reading. Classroom teachers can administer the inexpensive Reading-Level Indicator in a short period of time and use the results as a…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, High Stakes Tests, Achievement Tests, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Pilonieta, Paola – Reading Psychology, 2010
Research supports using research-based comprehension strategies; however, comprehension strategy instruction is not highly visible in basal reading programs or classroom instruction, resulting in many students who struggle with comprehension. A content analysis examined which research-based comprehension strategies were presented in five…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Basal Reading, Reading Programs, Content Analysis
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Wilson, Kathleen M.; Trainin, Guy – Reading Psychology, 2007
This study examined factors affecting motivation for reading, writing, and spelling in primary grade students using a new measure, the Early Literacy Motivation Survey (ELMS). First-graders (198) responded to questions measuring attributions, self-efficacy, and perceived competence. The ELMS uses scenarios and short tasks to contextualize the…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Motivation, Young Children, Self Efficacy