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Educational attainment of Swedish upper secondary students with and without reading difficulties
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies. (LITUM)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0794-7999
2023 (English)In: Språk i praktiken – i en föränderlig värld: [Language in practice – in a changing world] / [ed] Marie Nelson; Mårten Michanek; Maria Rydell; Susan Sayehli; Klara Skogmyr; Marian Gunlög Sundberg, Stockholm: Stockholm University, 2023, Vol. 30, p. 349-375Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study examined the educational attainment of 139 upper secondary school students in Sweden. More specifically, the aim was to explore the educational attainment of upper secondary students with reading difficulties (n = 49) or with typical reading (n = 90) who had studied Swedish in year 1 (study background 1,SB1) or years 1 and 2 (study background 2, SB2) respectively. After screening for word recognition and reading comprehension, students were divided into two reader subgroups: students with reading difficulties (RD, i.e., poor word recognition and/or poor reading comprehension) and students with typical reading (TR). A chi-square test was performed to explore the proportion of low attainment (F-, E- and D-marks) and high attainment (C-, B- and A-marks) in the foundation subjects Swedish, English, social science, and history. Results showed that students with reading difficulties had lower educational attainment, and especially the SB1-group with RD seemed vulnerable. No significant differences in educational attainment between TR and RD in the SB2-group were observed. Results highlight the need for reading instruction across school subjects, as well as special education support, in upper secondary school.

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Stockholm: Stockholm University, 2023. Vol. 30, p. 349-375
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Asla skriftserie, ISSN 1100-5629, E-ISSN 2004-108X ; 30
Keywords [en]
Swedish, L1, English, L2, Social Science, History
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educational work; language teaching and learning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-217427ISBN: 9789187884306 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-217427DiVA, id: diva2:1816458
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Writing in upper-secondary students with and without a history of reading difficulties in elementary school, Swedish Research Council
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Swedish Research Council, 2018-03729
Note

Edited volume based on papers from the ASLA symposium "Language in practice - in a changing world", Stockholm University, 7–8 April, 2022.

Available from: 2023-12-01 Created: 2023-12-01 Last updated: 2023-12-04Bibliographically approved

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