ERIC Number: ED394511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
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Using the Computer-Based Academic Assessment System (CASS) To Identify Reading Disability in College Students: A Replication.
Cisero, Cheryl A.; And Others
This research investigates whether the Computer-Based Academic Assessment System (CAAS), a battery of tests examining speed and accuracy at performing component reading skills, would be useful for identifying reading disability in college students. One important question was whether CAAS could distinguish reading disability from non-disability or learning disabilities of other types. CAAS reading tests were administered to college students with: (1) no disability; (2) reading disability; (3) general learning disability; and (4) disabilities outside of reading. Reading disabled and learning disabled students scored significantly lower overall than nondisabled students, and these two groups exhibited separate and distinct patterns of performance on CAAS tasks relative to the nondisabled participants. Findings suggest that CAAS may indeed be useful in identifying disabled college readers. Three tables and a bar graph illustrate the discussion. (Contains 25 references.) (Author/BEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 8-12, 1996).