Multilevel Predictors Influencing Reading Achievement: Comparison of Teacher Effects in Elementary, Middle and High Schools

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Bidya Raj Subedi


This paper determined significant predictors of reading achievement at student and teacher levels employing a two-level hierarchical linear model (HLM). Teacher effects were computed for elementary, middle, and high schools. The study found significant effects of race, learning disability, participation in free and reduced lunch, proficiency in English language, attendance and suspension at student level. The predictors such as experience in teaching, academic degree, and the teachers ratings based on student performance were significant at teacher level. The comparison of teacher effects showed the highest and lowest teacher effects in elementary and high schools, respectively.

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Subedi, B. R. (2017). Multilevel Predictors Influencing Reading Achievement: Comparison of Teacher Effects in Elementary, Middle and High Schools. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 4(23).
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Bidya Raj Subedi, School District of Palm Beach County, Florida USA

Specialist, Evaluation and Test Development

Department of Research and Evaluation


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