ERIC Number: ED105374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
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Diagnostic Reading Evaluations: Which Scores to Report.
Layton, James R.
The purposes of this study were to determine which test instruments should be used to report instructional and independent reading levels to tutors or classroom teachers and what recommendations should be made concerning the materials to be used for teaching the child. The subjects were children from grades two through ten who had been identified as problem readers by their classroom teachers. The students were instructed by college students who were instructed in the administration of the Spache Diagnostic Reading Scales, the Slosson Intelligence Test, and the informal reading inventory. The teachers were also given a knowledge test and a performance test on the administration of the measures. The subjects were instructed for approximately 30 hours during a five-week period. The results led to the following conclusions: the informal reading inventory appears to be the safest and most reasonable device for reporting reading levels to teachers; the Spache Diagnostic Reading Scales did provide for a better analysis of oral reading performance, since it allowed more errors than the informal reading inventory but not enough to produce anxiety; and the Diagnostic Reading Scales measure reading growth accurately if grade equivalents are not considered. (WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Slosson Intelligence Test