ERIC Number: ED185518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Training on Diagnosis Consistency. Research Series No. 67.
Gil, Doron; And Others
A study was conducted to investigate the degree to whicb subjects could be trained to improve the reliability of their diagnostic decisions about cases of reading difficulties. Twenty-eight graduate students enrolled in a reading diagnosis course were trained from G. B. Sherman's Model of Reading and Learning to Read, and practiced on simulated cases of reading difficulty. Pretests and posttests were administered, in which the students were asked to diagnose cases, write their diagnoses, and transfer their diagnoses to checklists. Statistics were run to calculate the students' diagnostic agreement with each other. The students' diagnostic agreement approximately doubled from pretests to posttests, indicating that subjects can be trained to improve the reliability of their diagnostic decisions about cases of reading difficulties. (Eleven appendixes include copies of materials used in the course.) (Author/MKM)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Pretests Posttests, Reading Consultants, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Difficulties, Reading Research, Reading Teachers, Reading Tests, Reliability, Remedial Reading, Teacher Education
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.
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