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Tighe, Elizabeth L.; Spencer, Mercedes; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading Psychology, 2015
This study rank ordered the contributive importance of several predictors of listening comprehension for third, seventh, and tenth graders. Principal components analyses revealed that a three-factor solution with fluency, reasoning, and working memory components provided the best fit across grade levels. Dominance analyses indicated that fluency…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Listening Comprehension, Grade 3, Grade 7
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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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Rasinski, Timothy; Samuels, S. Jay; Hiebert, Elfrieda; Petscher, Yaacov; Feller, Karen – Reading Psychology, 2011
Reading fluency has been identified as a key component in effective literacy instruction (National Reading Panel, 2000). Instruction in reading fluency has been shown to lead to improvements in reading achievement. Reading fluency instruction is most commonly associated with guided repeated oral reading instruction. In the present retrospective…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Reading Comprehension, Silent Reading, Reading Fluency
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Kelley, Michelle J.; Decker, Emmeline O. – Reading Psychology, 2009
This study examined middle school students' motivation to read using an adapted version of the Motivation to Read Profile (MRP) Survey. The MRP is comprised of items assessing students' self-concepts as readers and their value of reading. In total, 1080 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students responded. Descriptive and inferential statistics…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Motivation, Surveys, Grade 6
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Biggs, Marie C.; Homan, Susan P.; Dedrick, Robert; Minick, Vanessa; Rasinski, Timothy – Reading Psychology, 2008
Software that teaches users to sing in tune and in rhythm while providing real-time pitch tracking was used in a study of struggling middle school readers. The software, Carry-a-Tune (CAT) was originally developed to improve singing; however, since it involves a repeated reading format, we used it to determine its effect on comprehension and…
Descriptors: Matched Groups, Reading Comprehension, Singing, Reading Instruction