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Presentation
Session O - Do boys and girls read differently online? Evidence from PISA 2009 digital reading assessment
2009 - 2016 ACER Research Conferences
  • Tom Lumley, ACER
  • Dara Ramalingam, ACER
  • Juliette Mendelovits, ACER
Start Date
6-8-2013 10:45 AM
End Date
6-8-2013 12:00 PM
Comments

According to the results of PISA 2009, while girls are more proficient readers than boys in both print and digital media, it appears that the gap in performance is narrower in the digital medium. It has been suggested that the narrowing of the gender reading gap might be attributed to relatively strong navigational skill on the part of boys. This presentation will explore the evidence for this suggestion, and will also look at other possible reasons for boys’ relative success in the PISA digital reading assessment, including the types of texts represented in the assessment and the proportions of different item formats.

Abstract

Concurrent Session Block 3

Citation Information
Tom Lumley, Dara Ramalingam and Juliette Mendelovits. "Session O - Do boys and girls read differently online? Evidence from PISA 2009 digital reading assessment" (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tom_lumley/27/