ERIC Number: ED194575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Interim Report: The Refinement of the Test Battery to Assess Word Identification Skills. Report from the Project on Studies in Language: Reading and Communication.
Johnson, Dale D.; And Others
The research discussed in this report is a continuation of an effort to develop a set of diagnostic subtests in phonics and structure with empirically determined mastery levels. The complete test will assess the word identification skills of elementary school children. Revisions made in the test battery following administration of the Phonics and Structure Subtests are documented. A study in which the revised subtests were administered to 80 grade 2 and 3 pupils is also described. Item analysis information for use in the preparation of the subtests for the final administration of the Word Identification Test battery is presented. These revisions will improve the diagnostic precision of the tests and eliminate concerns regarding correct response position and frequency of occurrence of specific distractor categories. Results of evaluating the grade level appropriateness of each subtest indicated: (1) the Phonics Subtests could be administered to younger children (grade 1); and (2) the Structure Subtests could be administered to older children (grades 4 and 5 for affixes, and grade 4 for possessives and contractions). (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.