ERIC Number: ED133698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Reading Tests and The Dialect Speaker.
Harber, Jean R.
Characteristics which should be considered in reviewing any standardized reading test include validity, reliability, standardization sample, areas assessed by the test, type of response required by the child, individual versus group administration, time needed for administration, availability of equivalent forms, scoring options available, reviewers' comments, information given concerning interpretation of results and/or instructional suggestions, and groups for whom the test is or is not appropriate. These characteristics are presented in table form as they apply to 14 reading tests, including the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests (Readiness), the Metropolitan Readiness Tests, the Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests, and the Stanford Achievement Tests. Empirical evidence suggests that there is a need to develop either dialect forms of reading tests or alternative scoring procedures for dialect speakers. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Report prepared at University of Maryland