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ERIC Number: ED531517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Instrument Development Procedures for Silent Reading Measures. Technical Report Number 08-03
Liu, Kimy; Sundstrom-Hebert, Krystal; Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; Tindal, Gerald
Behavioral Research and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to develop and gather validity evidence for silent reading fluency passages. A number of passages were written following a traditional story grammar structure (character, setting, events) and placed on a computer for students to read silently. We describe in detail, the manner in which content-related evidence was established and then present a number of statistical analyses conducted to evaluate the technical adequacy of these measures. The outcomes support the test development process and reflect a series of measures that have potential for use in measuring elementary and middle school students' silent reading fluency. Appended are: (1) Internal Review Rating Form; (2) Directions for Administration; (3) Comparison of Word Counts: Hand-Counted versus Algorithm-Counted; (4) Mean, Minimum and Maximum Words per Minute for Each Test Item; and (5) Estimated Item Difficulty Obtained from Rasch Item Response Model. (Contains 13 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: University of Oregon, Behavioral Research and Teaching (BRT)