ERIC Number: ED230622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Functional Literacy Testing in the United States: Measurement Issues and Theoretical and Practical Implications.
Torres, Rosalie T.; Harnisch, Delwyn L.
A review of functional literacy testing in the United States from 1955-82 is provided by summarizing the results of literacy assessment studies and synthesizing the major issues which they have engendered. These reviews are grouped with respect to content, criterion-related, and construct validity. The paper concludes by (1) summarizing some of the theoretical and practical implications of these findings and (2) citing measurement techniques which provide information that can enhance the use of existing functional literacy tests. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Content Validity
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).