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ERIC Number: ED236199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Technical Adequacy of a Basal Series Mastery Test: The Scott-Foresman Reading Program.
Tindal, Gerald; And Others
The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of a basal reading series mastery test. Subjects were 25 fourth graders, who were tested once on the SRA Reading Achievement Test, twice on the Scott-Foresman End-of-Book 9 Criterion-referenced Test (CRT), and once on the Word Reading Test. Traditional psychometric correlational analyses as well as strategies specifically designed for examining the adequacy of criterion-referenced tests were applied to the data to investigate the following dimensions of the technical adequacy of the CRT: consistency of student performance across two administrations of the CRT, criterion-related validity of the CRT scores with respect to two other measures of reading proficiency, and criterion-related validity of the CRT mastery/nonmastery decisions with respect to pre/post instructional status. Results indicated that the reliability and validity was acceptable for the total test and the scale scores, with the exception of the Literacy Understanding/Appreciation scale and, in some cases, the Word Identification scale. Implications for the development and use of criterion-referenced tests are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.
Identifiers: Scott Foresman Company; SRA Basic Reading Series; Word Reading Test