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Reading and Socio-Economic Background: A Progressive Achievement Gap?
M. O. Martin
The Irish Journal of Education / Iris Eireannach an Oideachais
Vol. 13, No. 2 (Winter, 1979), pp. 62-78
Published by: Educational Research Centre
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30077275
Page Count: 17
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Evidence for a progressively widening gap in the reading attainments of pupils from different socioeconomic backgrounds was sought in a population of Irish school children drawn from 107 schools. Pupils in standards 3 through 6 were tested annually over a four-year period on standardized tests of English and Irish reading. Both cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses were carried out. Some evidence was found to indicate that differences in attainment between socioeconomic groups increase over time, though the differences were less pronounced that those found in British studies.
The Irish Journal of Education / Iris Eireannach an Oideachais © 1979 Educational Research Centre