Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Relationship of Readability on the Science Achievement Test: A Study of 5th Grade Achievement Performance
by Amos, Zachary Scott, M.Ed., Bowling Green State University, 2009, 145; 10817802
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Commitee: Bertelsen, Cynthia, Darabie, Mohammed, Hendricks, Cindy
School: Bowling Green State University
Department: Reading
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: MAI 57/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Reading instruction
Keywords: Achievement testing, High stakes testing, Reading
Publication Number: 10817802
ISBN: 978-0-355-84394-1
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