M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Reading (Primary); Reading readiness
The purpose of this study was to determine if a relationship exists between Reading Readiness and Reading Achievement Test scores. Reading Readiness was associated with higher Reading Achievement.
Three schools in a low socio-economic section of an inner city school district provided the sample used in this study. The sample consisted of thirty-five Limited English Proficient Students (17 boys and 18 girls). All children were of Hispanic heritage.
The Reading Readiness and Reading Achievement Test scores were compared and analyzed. A Spearman's rho correlational coefficient was used to measure and describe the relationship between both reading test scores.
The analysis of the data indicated that there was a very strong positive correlation between Reading Readiness and Reading Achievement Test scores. The expectation that students' reading achievement would be higher was substantiated.
Morales, Josephine A., "Correlational study on reading readiness and reading achievement test scores" (1995). Theses and Dissertations. 2269.