ERIC Number: ED073433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Tests of Reading Readiness and Achievement: A Review and Evaluation. Reading Aids Series.
Farr, Roger; Anastasiow, Nicholas
This book is intended primarily for classroom teachers and other personnel who work directly with teachers in selecting reading readiness tests or achievement tests. The first chapter lists and briefly explains the criteria used by the authors in reviewing the tests included. These criteria are concerned with norms, standardization, objectivity, ease of administration and scorability, validity, reliability, and the test manual. The reading readiness tests reviewed are the Gates-MacGinitie Readiness Skills Test, the Harrison-Stroud Reading Readiness Profile, the Lee-Clark Reading Readiness Test, the Metropolitan Readiness Test, and the Murphy-Durrell Reading Readiness Analysis. The following reading achievement tests are reviewed: the California Reading Tests, the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests, the Iowa Silent Reading Test, the Metropolitan Achievement Tests--Reading, and the Stanford Achievement Tests--Reading. The appendix contains two charts, one a general description of the tests reviewed and the other a summary of the technical evaluation of the tests. (TO)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Evaluation Criteria, Reading Readiness Tests, Reading Tests, Test Reviews, Test Selection
International Reading Association, 6 Tyre Avenue, Newark, Del. 19711 (Order No. 208, $2.00 non-member, $1.75 member)
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.