An International Reading Literacy Study: Factor Structure of the Chinese Version of the Student Questionnaire (PIRLS-SQCV 2011)
Lam, Joseph W. I.; Cheung, W. M.; Au, Doreen W. H.; Tsang, Hector W. H.; So, Wendy W. Y.; Zhu, Yue
[Type] 學術期刊論文  Journal Article Education Research International, Volume 2016 [Abstract] The student questionnaire (PIRLS-SQ 2011) of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) was designed to gather information from pupils on reading literacy development as to aspects of pupils’ self-lives, home, and school lives across countries/districts. In order to serve the purposes of research and international comparison, the questionnaire was translated into various languages. Using exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), the current study investigates the psychometric...
A Problem with PIRLS: A Bogus Dip in Attitudes toward Reading between 2006 and 2011
Krashen, Stephen; Loh, Elizabeth Ka Yee
[Type] Journal Article RELC Journal,Volume 46, 2015, Issue 2, pp. 199–203 [Abstract] There appears to be a dramatic decline in attitude toward reading between 2006 and 2011 for ten year-olds taking the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) examination. This ‘decline’, however, is probably not real but is the result of a change in the attitude questionnaire, mentioned only in the fine print in the 2011 PIRLS publication. The scoring of the 2011 version of the questionnaire was profoundly...
Differential influences of affective factors and contextual factors on high-proficiency readers and low-proficiency readers: a multilevel analysis of PIRLS data from Hong Kong
Tse, Shek Kam; Xiao, Xiao-yun
[Type] Journal Article Large-scale Assessments in Education, Volume 2, Article number: 6 [Abstract] This study examined the impact of the reading-related affective factors home environment and school environment on predicting the likelihood of students being either high-proficiency or low-proficiency readers. Data from 3,875 Hong Kong SAR Grade 4 students participating in an international comparative assessment were analyzed. [DOI] © 2014 Tse and Xiao; licensee Springer.