ERIC Number: ED418554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Reading Performance with Curriculum-Based Reading Inventories: The Case of Korea.
Kim, Dong-il; Hwang, Mae-hyang; Lim, Ji-hyun; Lim, Hyo-jin; Kim, Kwang-seon
This paper reports the findings of a study that explored the validity of curriculum-based measures of reading in order to develop a valid and practical instrument for regular education teachers as well as special education teachers in Korea. Participants in the study were 213 students from 7 elementary schools in Seoul, Korea. Of the total, 183 second-grade students were placed in the regular classrooms, 30 students (grades 1-6) with Individualized Education Programs (IEP) for reading were also from the special classes. Testing materials consisted of four different tasks: oral reading tests, question-answering tests, a maze procedure, and a standardized reading comprehension subtest. In general, the results revealed that the reliabilities of the reading inventories were adequate. The scores of the oral reading tasks showed greater correlations with the criterion measures than those of the rest of the reading inventories. In addition, the oral reading measures produced a substantial discrimination (regular education students/students with reading IEPs). The subsequent analyses also revealed that the oral reading measures provided much higher validity coefficients for the students with reading IEPs. Charts illustrate statistical results. (Contains 24 references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Disability Identification, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Oral Reading, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Difficulties, Reading Tests, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Student Evaluation, Test Reliability, Test Validity
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: South Korea
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children (Minneapolis, MN, April 14-18, 1998).