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Elementary Education

The College at Brockport: State University of New York

1985

Gender differences

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The Effect Of Test Anxiety On Reading Comprehension In Second Grade Students, Sandra L. Eggleston May 1985

The Effect Of Test Anxiety On Reading Comprehension In Second Grade Students, Sandra L. Eggleston

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a correlation between test anxiety and reading comprehension on a standardized test in two heterogeneously grouped second grade classes. Also considered were the relationships of test anxiety and reading comprehension on educationally handicapped subjects and subjects with no handicapping condition and the differential effects of test anxiety on male and female subjects.

Fifty-five second grade students from a small city school district in Western New York served as subjects for the study. Fifteen of the 55 subjects were classified as educationally handicapped.

The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (I ...