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] https://doi.org/10.1186/s40536-014-0006-3 © 2014 Tse and Xiao; licensee Springer.
Students’ test performance in PIRLS, attitude to reading, and reading self‐concept across three ability groups: Data from Hong Kong
Tse, S. K.; Lam, Joseph W. I.; Lam, Y. Raymond; Loh, Elizabeth K. Y.; Westwood, Peter S.
[Type] 學術期刊論文  Journal Article Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities, Volume 10, 2005, Issue 1, pp.9-18 [Abstract] This study uses data collected from children in Hong Kong for the PIRLS international reading survey of 2001. A total of 4867 students aged 9 to 10 years from 147 primary schools were assessed. The aim of the study is to investigate the observed differences in comprehension skills displayed in the test results from students at three ability levels. Affective factors (attitudes and reading...
Attitudes and Attainment: A Comparison of Hong Kong, Singaporean and English Students’ Reading
Tse, Shek Kam; Lam, Raymond Y. J.; Lam, Joseph W. I.; Chan, Yiu Man; Loh, Elizabeth K. Y.
[Type] Journal Article Research in Education, Volume 76, Vol 1, pp. 74-87 [Abstract] Not avaliable. [DOI] https://doi.org/10.7227/RIE.76.7 © 2006 SAGE Publications.