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Läsförståelse och studieresultat: En jämförelse mellan olika gymnasieprogram
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Reading comprehension and academic performance : A comparison of different upper secondary school programmes (English)
Abstract [en]

The results for the Swedish children and adolelscents in International surveys of literacy has since 2009 indicated a decrease. The aim of this thesis is to examine if there is a correlation between the education achievement and the level of reading comprehension for students at the upper secondary school. Vocational programmes and programmes preparing for higher education are compared. The scores and marks of two different reading comprehension tests and the average score for 58 students from a public upper secondary school has been studied and compared. The results shows development for students with a weak reading comprehension on both programmes and comparative good study achievments. Students with the highest measured reading comprehension shows higher study achievements but with an overall lesser impact in the vocational programmes compared to the programmes preparing for higher studies. There is no significant level difference in grades between the vocational compared to the theoretical courses. The reading test indicates to a greater extent accordance with the study achievement compared with the national exam. The existing differences between the reading test and the national exam may be explained by the elements of open answers in the national exam. The study indicates that girls at the programmes preparing for higher education with weak reading comprehension develops more and achieve higher results compared to the boys in the same group. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
literacy, upper secondary school, average grade, reading comprehension, vocational programmes, preparing for higher studies programmes, reading test
Keyword [sv]
literacy, gymnasieskola, medelbetyg, läsförståelse, yrkesprogram, högskoleförberedande program, lästest
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-46402OAI: diva2:855543
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Swedish Language
Available from: 2015-09-22 Created: 2015-09-21 Last updated: 2015-09-22Bibliographically approved

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