An Exploration of Factors Affecting Preparatory I School Students Reading Comprehension Skill

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Addis Ababa University


The objective of this study is to explore into factors affecting government school students’ reading comprehension attainment. The study was carried out in one of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional Government Zones-Sidama. From the three available preparatory schools in Sidama zone, two schools (Yirgalem senior secondary preparatory and Awasa Tabor senior secondary preparatory) were chosen by a lot method as a study area. When this study was conducted, there were only one teacher in Yirgalem and two teachers in Awasa Tabor who were teaching English in preparatory I. Hence, the three available teachers were considered in the study and interview was held with them to gather data for the study. With regard to the students, there were four sections (A,B,C and D) of students in Yirgalem Preparatory I class. Students in sections A and B were Natural Science Stream and students in sections C and D were Social Science Stream. From each stream, one section of students were chosen as a sample by a lot method. Likewise, there were five sections of students (sections A,B and C -Social Science Stream and Sections D and Natural Science Stream) in Awasa Tabor preparatory I. From each stream, one section of students were considered in the study. In order to gather data for the study, the researcher held a semi-structured interview with the available teachers. Closed ended questionnaire was distributed among the sample students. The data gathered from the teachers and sample students were analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively



Preparatory I School Students Reading