Reading Ability and Academic Achievement

Abstract

This study aims to respond to the United Nation’s sustainable development goal to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all through the development of reading comprehension. This study investigated the significant relationship between reading ability and academic success in English, Math, and Science. Reading ability is identified using Lexile reading scores as measured by ReadTheory.org, a free online software. The 149 participants in an online learning setup were tasked to take the quizzes in ReadTheory.org to find their Lexile reading scores. The academic achievement is measured by the participants’ first trimester final grades in English, Science, and Math. This quantitative study used Pearson R correlation coefficient to find the relationship between variables. The results show that reading ability has a significant relationship with academic achievement. When students receive a low Lexile reading score, they seem to get lower grades, but when they receive a high Lexile reading score, they seem to get higher grades in their academics English, Math, and Science. Although there may be other factors that can contribute to obtaining higher grades, this study shows that reading ability may be a contributing element.



Author Information
Leonell L. Esleta, De La Salle University Integrated School-Laguna Campus, Philippines
Imelda O. Onquit, De La Salle University Integrated School-Laguna Campus, Philippines
Ahl G. Balitaon, De La Salle University Integrated School-Laguna Campus, Philippines
Aera Ruth V. Aguila, De La Salle University Integrated School-Laguna Campus, Philippines

Paper Information
Conference: ACEID2024
Stream: Language Development & Literacy

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To cite this article:
Esleta L., Onquit I., Balitaon A., & Aguila A. (2024) Reading Ability and Academic Achievement ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2024 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2024.71
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2024.71


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