There are several variables that influenced fourth grade students’ performance on the reading area of the MAP test and correspondingly, the CRCT. One of them is the reading skill. As they read, students use a variety of metacognitive strategies to understand the material. These include such strategies as (1) comprehension skills, (2) higher level thinking skills to respond to open ended questions, and (3) self-questioning strategies when reading materials seem contradictory or hard to understand. Therefore, there was need to identify the reading skills in which the students were not progressing and in the skills they have not developed. The non-progression of and lack of these skills contributes to student inability to master the performance standards and therefore, prevent students from achieving proficiency on the CRCT.
1.3.1 Research question
The problem of not meeting the MAP expectations and subsequently not meeting the CRCT standards, pointed to the bearing of the present study, which could be as follows:
“To what extent does a relationship exist between the MAP reading fluency test and the reading portion of the CRCT test?
The researcher believed that there was a positive correlation between various variables of reading skills and the corresponding variables on the success on fourth-grade standardized tests (CRCT). According two hypotheses were developed.
H1 = There is a positive correlation between reading skills of MAP tests and success on 4th grade standardized tests (CRCT).
H0 = There is no significant correlation between reading skills of MAP tests and success on 4th grade standardized tests (CRCT). ...Show more