ERIC Number: ED197509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Relationships Among Simple Measures of Written Expression and Performance on Standardized Achievement Tests.
Deno, Stanley L.; And Others
As a part of a project to develop formative evaluation systems for teachers to improve learning disabilities (LD) service programs in written expression, three concurrent validity studies were conducted on the relationship between performances on behavioral measures of written expression and performances on standardized achievement measures of written expression. Results of correlational analyses are reported for five behavioral measures, two standardized measures, and the Developmental Sentence Scoring System. Considerable evidence was obtained for the validity of all behavioral measures except T-units as indices of achievement in written expression. Additional comparisons indicated that both educational status (LD resource program vs regular program) and grade level were related to performance on the four validated behavioral measures. Two to 3 minute writing samples were of sufficient length to produce valid indices of written expression using the behavioral measures. Potential usefulness in monitoring student growth and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions is discussed. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.
Note: For related documents, see EC 131 709-720.