Event: 2018 School of Education Research Poster Celebration
Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Location: School of Education Courtyard
Open to the public.
Presenter: Yucheng Cao
Poster Title: "The Relation of Retell to Reading Comprehension: A Meta-Analysis"
Poster Advisor: Young-Suk Kim
This meta-analysis evaluated the relation between retell and reading comprehension among students in grades 1-12. A random-effects model analysis of data from 23 studies (82 effect sizes; 4705 participants) indicated a moderate-to-strong correlation: r = 0.46; 95% CI [0.38, 0.53]. Moderation analyses revealed that the relation was weaker for students in higher grade, and differed by the reading comprehension assessment methods, but did not differ by reading modes (oral or silent reading) or text genres (narrative or expository). Additionally, the strength of the relation increased with more frequent prompting by the assessor but did not differ by the retell evaluation methods. Overall, this study contributes to the growing literature on retell validity confirming that retell is indicative of reading comprehension.