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ERIC Number: ED080959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 263
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A Special Education Research Test for the Assessment of Critical Reading Abilities.
Nash, Robert Terry
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an instrument, the Special Education Research Test (SERT) to assess the critical reading ability of Utah State University Special Education graduate students. Five steps were taken in the development of the instrument. Content validity was determined using a group of regionally and nationally known experts. Areas of content validity dealt with included: (1) that each extract did depict an identifiable error, (2) that the items were proportionately representative of special education research error areas, (3) that the items in the final test forms were the most favorable as discriminators of critical reading in identifying research errors, and (4) that the scoring criteria for evaluating responses to these items were realistic and pertinent. Two scoring procedures, a group and an individual, were used to estimate interscorer reliability. The validation steps employed and the estimates of interscorer reliability across items support the conclusion that the SERT has value as a measure of critical reading ability. (Author/WR)
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