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ERIC Number: ED531519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 76
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Instrument Development Procedures for Maze Measures. Technical Report # 08-06
Liu, Kimy; Sundstrom-Hebert, Krystal; Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; Tindal, Gerald
Behavioral Research and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to document the instrument development of maze measures for grades 3-8. Each maze passage contained twelve omitted words that students filled in by choosing the best-fit word from among the provided options. In this technical report, we describe the process of creating, reviewing, and pilot testing the maze measures. We use three analytic approaches for estimating item difficulty of the test items sampled. The findings of content review and data analysis provide evidence supporting this instrument development process. We conclude that these maze measures are a viable reading comprehension assessment for students in grades 3-8, based on the convergence of evidence. Appended are: (1) GOMs Maze Measure Internal Review; and (2) Directions for Administration. (Contains 53 tables.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
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)