Date Approved

6-28-2001

Embargo Period

6-2-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S. in Teaching

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Robinson, Randall S.

Subject(s)

Reading (Primary); Reading--Parent participation; Second grade (Education)

Disciplines

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the amount of time parents spent reading to their child at home and the child' s second grade standardized reading achievement score. This study used a parental survey to question the parents of third grade students in an urban elementary school on their reading habits and those of the student.

Forty-eight parents (n=48) responded to the survey. The results were then analyzed to find the significance of a relationship. A Chi-square analysis indicated that there was no significant relationship between the amount of time a parent spends reading to a child and the child's second grade standardized reading achievement score [χ2 = 8.6, df = 5, p = .05]. Therefore, it was concluded that the amount of time spent reading to a child did not significantly increase the child's second grade standardized reading test score.

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