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ERIC Number: ED515997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 125
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-4910-9
The Predictive Validity of the Preschool Early Literacy Individual Growth and Development Indicators (EL-IGDIS) on State Test Scores Using an Urban, Low-Income Population
Smith, Steven L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
There is a growing body of literature linking curriculum based measurements and general outcome measures to state test outcomes. With an increasing focus on the early identification of students at risk for academic failure, the present study investigated the predictive validity of preschool early literacy general outcome measures (GOMs) in a low income, urban school district. This study sought to examine the strength of the prediction between three subtests of an early literacy GOM administered in preschool and subsequent third grade state test scores. These subtests included: (a) Picture Naming (PN), (b) Rhyming (RH), and (c) Alliteration (AL). Furthermore, this investigation developed cut scores on each subtest of the GOM using state reading test proficiency status and an outcome measure. A hierarchical regression suggested that after controlling for poverty, PN and RH were significant predictors of state reading test scale scores. A subsequent ROC curve analysis was used to produce cut scores that could be used as a risk indicator for children likely to fall short of reaching the proficiency criterion on the third grade state reading test. Sensitivity and specificity indicated that cut scores could produce predictions that were slightly above chance. The results of this study showed support for the use of early literacy GOM. Implications for future research were discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 3; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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