ERIC Number: ED049285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Study of Relationships of Reading Mastery Level to General Reading Achievement to Validate Diagnostic Reading Tests.
Fischbach, Thomas J.
The validity of the word attack skill tests of the Wisconsin Design for Reading Skill Development is studied at six grade levels by an investigation of the relationship of these to several widely known reading achievement tests. The basic notion is that reading mastery scores derived from the diagnostic tests should be positively related to the achievement scores in a simple manner. The requirements implied by this notion are specified and the procedures for examination of data to determine extent of agreement are described. The results of the analysis indicate that the requirements are fulfilled in all but one case. The main conclusion is that the validity of the word attack subtests is supported by the data. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Identifiers: Metropolitan Readiness Tests; Wisconsin Design for Reading Skill Development
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971