The Relationship of Readability on the Science Achievement Test: A Study of 5th Grade Achievement Performance

by Amos, Zachary S.

Abstract (Summary)
This study examined the relationship between readability and test performance. This study investigated the historical, theoretical, and research views of high stakes testing, out-of-level testing, and comprehension. The Ohio Fifth Grade Science Achievement tests' individual test questions were examined based upon the Flesch Kincaid readability formula. A revised version of the test was created with a lower reading level. A study was conducted on 34 students from a rural midwestern community. The tests were both administered, with two weeks of separation. The data were collected and analyzed through the StatCrunch application using T-Statical and Summative data Analysis. From the results, their appeared to be a statistical difference in the test scores in favor of the revised version.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Bowling Green State University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:achievement testing reading high stakes


Date of Publication:04/23/2009

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