ERIC Number: ED236659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Manual for the Administration and Interpretation of the Literacy Assessment Battery (LAB). Technical Memorandum 82-4.
Sticht, Thomas G.; And Others
Designed to provide information about people's listening and reading skills, this battery of tests provides information about how well an individual or group listens or reads in comparison to the young adult population used as a norm for this assessment battery. The battery was developed for use with youth and adult populations at or above 10 years of age (grade five or above) and consists of three subtests: a paragraph test, a vocabulary test, and a decoding test. Research indicates that the LAB may be particularly useful in middle and secondary school remedial literacy programs and in developmental studies programs. It has also been developed to assess the likelihood that a population of unskilled readers will be able to learn and perform military jobs. (This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts, Volume 2," published by the Committee on Research of the National Council of Teachers of English in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. The TRIP review, included here as an introduction to the instrument, describes the instrument's category (reading), title, author, date, age range (intermediate through postsecondary and adult), purpose, and physical characteristics.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.