Motivation for Reading and Middle School Students' Performance on Standardized Testing in Reading

@inproceedings{Mucherah2008MotivationFR,
  title={Motivation for Reading and Middle School Students' Performance on Standardized Testing in Reading},
  author={Winnie M Mucherah and Alyssa Yoder},
  year={2008}
}
This study examined middle school students' reading motivation and its relations to their performance on a standardized test (ISTEP+) in reading. Participants included 388 sixth- and eighth-grade students from two public middle schools. There were 229 females and 159 males. Participants responded to the Reading Motivation Questionnaire after they had completed the ISTEP+ test. Results showed that students who had high self-efficacy in their reading, read challenging material, and read for… CONTINUE READING

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