This study examined the relative usefulness of information about motivation for reading provided by three informants (child, teacher, and parent). Motivational ratings were obtained in a third grade sample (N = 150 children) and were used to predict outcomes involving reading quantity and reading achievement. Each child, teacher and parent completed equivalent measures of reading motivation. In addition, the children were administered a measure of reading quantity, the Title Recognition Test (TRT), and parents completed a Parent Reading Quantity (PRQ) question, which assessed minutes per day in which their child read for pleasure. The reading achievement outcomes included the children's two scale scores on the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT).Participants One hundred and fifty third-grade students, their parents, and their teachers from a suburban school district in ... Approximately 51.4% of the sample was eligible for free/reduced lunch status, which is generally representative of enrollment for the ... to determine if students in Florida public schools in grades 3 to10 are meeting the Sunshine State Standards. ... third-grade students are expected to read passages and then answer multiple-choice questions about the passage.
|Title||:||Child, Teacher, and Parent Reports of Motivation and Their Predictive Relations to Reading Achievement and Reading Quality|
|Author||:||Lara J. Jakobsons|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|