Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Print exposure and performance on the exit level science Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills: A correlational study of secondary students
by Radloff, Michael Everett, Ph.D., Capella University, 2008, 113; 3304445
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between the pleasure reading habits and the science achievement of secondary students. The goal of this quantitative and non-experimental study was to examine the relationship between students' pleasure reading habits and their 11th-grade science Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills scores. Pleasure reading habits were measured via relative levels of exposure to print, using the Title Recognition Test and Author Recognition Test, considered valid and reliable measurements of relative exposure to print. Science achievement was measured through the spring 2007 science Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. The sample population included 454 students enrolled in one large suburban high school in north Texas. Data analysis results revealed statistically significant correlations between exposure to print and science achievement.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sampson, Randall
Commitee: Tetu, William, Williams, Theresa N.
School: Capella University
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 69/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Secondary education, Literacy, Reading instruction, Science education
Keywords: Author Recognition Test, Pleasure reading, Print exposure, Science, Secondary students, Sustained silent reading, Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, Title Recognition Test
Publication Number: 3304445
ISBN: 9780549536956
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