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.
|Commitee:||Tetu, William, Williams, Theresa N.|
|Department:||School of Education|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-A 69/05, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|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|
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