ERIC Number: ED449466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May
Comparison of the STAR Reading[R] Computer-Adaptive Test and the Scholastic Reading Inventory[TM]--Interactive Test Report.
School Renaissance Inst., Inc., Madison, WI.
A study evaluated comparatively the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) Interactive Test and Advantage Learning Systems' STAR Reading Computer-Adaptive Standardized Test. Due to the different methods used for collecting and calculating norm-referenced scores in the two tests, scale score measures of reading performance were used for the comparative study. During January 2000, approximately 10 students per grade, in grades 1-11, were tested once in STAR Reading version 2.0 (STAR) and twice in SRI-Interactive version 1.1 (SRI). Children were tested twice; during the first test session, children took a STAR test first and an SRI test second, while during the second session, children took only a second SRI test. Results showed that the SRI test takes twice as long and is significantly less reliable than STAR. The conclusion is that the STAR test is superior in all measurable respects important to teachers and students. (Contains 6 tables of data.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Research, Reading Tests
School Renaissance Institute, P.O. Box 45016, Madison, WI 53744-5016. Tel: 800-200-4848 (Toll Free); Fax: 608-664-3882; Web site: http://www.SchoolRenaissance.com.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: School Renaissance Inst., Inc., Madison, WI.