ERIC Number: ED211935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Reading Competencies. Literacy: Meeting the Challenge.
The first of eight related documents, this booklet is part of a series of papers presented at the 1978 National Right to Read Conference examining issues and problems in literacy. In its examination of standardized reading competency tests, the booklet first offers a definition of the kind of test it will consider and the criteria the test must satisfy to be deemed valid: content validity, construct validity, concurrent validity, and predictive validity. The paper reviews existing tests and offers approaches to achieving validity according to each criterion. It concludes that the education profession should not continue administering standardized tests in their present form. (HTH)
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Tests, Standardized Tests, Test Construction, Test Validity, Testing Problems
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Right to Read Program.
Note: Paper presented at the National Right to Read Conference (Washington, DC, May 27-29, 1978). For related documents see ED 190 997 and CS 006 443-449.