ERIC Number: ED069339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Report on the February 1971 Version of the Wisconsin Basic Prereading Skill Test.
Chapman, Robin S.
This report summarizes the findings of a February 1971 administration of a revised and expanded version of the Wisconsin Basic Prereading Skill Test to 138 kindergartners. The test battery being developed has two purposes: (a) the identification of prereading skill deficits in kindergartners for individualized curriculum planning, and (b) the prediction of reading achievement at the end of first grade. Included in the February 1971 test battery were visual tests for attending to letter orientation, letter string order, and letter string detail; auditory tests for sound matching and sound blending; and learning rate tests for picture-sound association and word segmentation. For background information a letter-naming test was also included. Data were gathered on two forms of each visual test by testing a child on the complete test battery one day and the alternate forms of the visual tests the preceding or following day. Item analyses, test reliabilities, test correlations, and descriptive statistics are reported for the test battery. Implications for further test revision are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Note: Technical Report No. 187