The purpose of this study was to compare two of the influences affecting the reliability of reading interest assessment. Specifically, does change in students' reading interests influence test-retest reliability of an instrument used to assess those interests? In addition, does the magnitude of that influence reduce the usefulness of such assessment for long-range planning?
Webb Joels, R., & Anderson, B. (1983). Reliability of Reading Interest Assessment: An Applied Study. Reading Horizons, 23 (4). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol23/iss4/2