Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Education and Human Development
Dr. Arthur Smith
The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between the scores of third grade students on a criterion-referenced reading test and their attitudes toward reading. The instruments used were the Spencerport/Houghton Mifflin Criterion-Referenced Test-Read (CRT) and the Fiddler Reading Attitude Questionnaire (FRAT). There were two heterogeneously grouped classes involved, a total of fifty-two students.
Statistical analysis indicated that the correlation of the results of the pretests showed a significant relationship between positive attitude toward reading and successful performance on the CRT. The analysis of the post test results failed to show a significant correlation between attitude and achievement. There was no significant difference in the attitudes of the students after participating in the CRT program.
Garnes, Jeannie P., "The Effects of Criterion-Referenced Reading Program on Attitude and Achievement" (1978). Education and Human Development Master's Theses. 1008.