This study examined the relationship between readability and test performance. This study investigated the historical, theoretical, and research views of high stakes testing, out-of-level testing, and comprehension. The Ohio Fifth Grade Science Achievement tests' individual test questions were examined based upon the Flesch Kincaid readability formula. A revised version of the test was created with a lower reading level. A study was conducted on 34 students from a rural midwestern community. The tests were both administered, with two weeks of separation. The data were collected and analyzed through the StatCrunch application using T-Statical and Summative data Analysis. From the results, their appeared to be a statistical difference in the test scores in favor of the revised version.
|Commitee:||Bertelsen, Cynthia, Darabie, Mohammed, Hendricks, Cindy|
|School:||Bowling Green State University|
|School Location:||United States -- Ohio|
|Source:||MAI 57/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Achievement testing, High stakes testing, Reading|
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