ERIC Number: ED161005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Testing and Evaluation in Reading: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," May through September 1978 (Vol. 38 No. 11 through Vol. 39 No. 3).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 13 titles deal with the following topics: the evaluation of the elementary reading specialist; the validity of the Visual-Aural Digit Span Test as a predictor of word recognition and spelling in learning disabled children; the validation of three tests devised to measure critical reading ability; a criterion-referenced test of fundamental reading competencies; the influence of reading behavior procedures on reading test performance; kindergarten-first grade screening measures as predictors of third grade reading achievement; differences in performance on the traditional and object form of a reading readiness test; the origin and development of reading diagnosis in the United States from 1896 to 1946; a comparison of two methods of helping content-area teachers select and use student reading materials; problem solving behavior of teachers diagnosing a child's reading performance; an unobtrusive screening device to approximate the reading levels of adults; the relationship between reading miscue inventory scores and readability level; and criterion-referenced word recognition measures as predictors of reading achievement. (MAI)
Descriptors: Adults, Annotated Bibliographies, Content Area Reading, Criterion Referenced Tests, Critical Reading, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Miscue Analysis, Predictive Measurement, Readability, Reading Achievement, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Readiness, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Spelling, Test Validity, Word Recognition
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.