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Kindergarten Entrance Age And Reading Achievement At The End Of First And Third Grade, Carrie Drew Oct 1987

Kindergarten Entrance Age And Reading Achievement At The End Of First And Third Grade, Carrie Drew

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to investigate kindergarten entrance age and its relationship to reading achievement at the end of first and third grade.

Standardized reading test scores of 463 third grade students in a southern Wisconsin school district were studied to test these hypotheses:

1. No significant relationship exists between kindergarten entrance age and reading achievement as measured by the CTBS at the end of first and/or third grade.

2. The strength of the relationship does not vary from first to third grade.

3. The strength of the relationship does not vary with sex at the first or third ...


The Effects Of Written And Meaningful Teacher Feedback On The Achievement Of Fifth Grade Science Students, Susan Gerace Stephany Aug 1987

The Effects Of Written And Meaningful Teacher Feedback On The Achievement Of Fifth Grade Science Students, Susan Gerace Stephany

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

There are many teacher behaviors that affect student achievement. Research on student achievement has dealt with a variety of grade levels and subject areas. The purpose of this study was to determine whether consistent and meaningful written teacher commentary affects the achievement of fifth grade science students. Two groups of fifth graders (n=46) were utilized in a statistical split half study designed to compare achievement both between groups as well as within the groups themselves. Through the use of independent t-tests, no statistically significant difference in achievement was found between or within groups as a result of consistent and ...


The Relationship Among Children’S Reading Achievement, Parental Attitudes Towards Reading, And Parental Reading Habits, Diane La Spada Hage Jul 1987

The Relationship Among Children’S Reading Achievement, Parental Attitudes Towards Reading, And Parental Reading Habits, Diane La Spada Hage

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among children's reading achievement, parental attitudes towards reading, and parental reading habits. Fifty-seven students enrolled in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 of a suburban parochial school in Western New York State and their parents constituted the subjects of this study.

Specific questions to be answered were:

1. Does a strong relationship exist between parental reading habits and their child's reading achievement?

2. Does a strong relationship exist between parental attitudes towards reading and their child's reading achievement?

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3. Does a strong relationship exist between parental attitudes ...


Predicting First Grade Reading And Math Achievement: The Boehm Test Of Basic Concepts And Other Kindergarten Screening Measures, Marjorie Voth May 1987

Predicting First Grade Reading And Math Achievement: The Boehm Test Of Basic Concepts And Other Kindergarten Screening Measures, Marjorie Voth

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the predictive validity of the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts for reading and math achievement at mid-first grade. A secondary purpose was to examine certain other variables in a kindergarten screening program to determine the most significant predictive measures.

The subjects for the study were 177 first graders and seven repeating kindergartners in a suburban school district. Prior to kindergarten entrance all 184 subjects were screened with the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts-form A and the Kindergarten Language-Screening Test. During January of their kindergarten year the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts-form ...