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Do Students Correctly Estimate Their Reading Ability?: A Study of Stockholm Students in Grades 3 and 8
Department of Language Education, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDE FOP), Thessa loniki, Greece.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2011 (English)In: Reading Psychology, ISSN 0270-2711, E-ISSN 1521-0685, Vol. 32, no 4, 301-321 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Data from a survey in Stockholm are used to look at differences between how students´ self-concepts and self-efficacy relate to actual reading skills, differences between how boys and girls estimate their reading, and differences between how older and younger students estimate their reading.

A quarter of the students made correct self-assessmmments of their reading. A majority overestimated their skills. The ability to self-assess reading skills among boys and girls seems to depend on how they are asked. There was only a small difference in favor of older students when students in Grades 3 and 8 were compared.

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Washington, D.C: Hemisphere Publishing Corp. , 2011. Vol. 32, no 4, 301-321 p.
Keyword [en]
Reading ability, Self-assessment
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Pedagogical Work
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educational work
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-46132DOI: 10.1080/02702711003608279OAI: diva2:437045
Available from: 2011-08-26 Created: 2011-08-26 Last updated: 2011-08-29Bibliographically approved

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