Reading or Pretending to Read? Analysis of the Behavior of Primary School Students during a Reading Comprehension Test

Keywords: reading comprehension, reading time, latent profile analysis, primary school


The article describes the analysis of students’ behavior when performing a computerized test of reading comprehension. On a sample of 2157 fourth graders in Krasnoyarsk, using the method of latent profile analysis, five typical profiles of students were identified based on combinations of variables: “average text reading time”, “number of quick answers”, “amount of time to read auxiliary text”, “total test time”. The identified groups of students are interpreted using the assessment results. The identified profiles will be useful for a deeper interpretation of the assessment results and as a practical basis for developing methods for a differential approach to teaching.


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How to Cite
Bakai, Ekaterina, Elen Yusupova, and Inna Antipkina. 2023. “Reading or Pretending to Read? Analysis of the Behavior of Primary School Students During a Reading Comprehension Test”. Voprosy Obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow, no. 1 (April), 8-28.
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