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ERIC Number: ED554083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 77
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3031-4149-2
Utilizing Curriculum-Based Measurements of Writing in Third and Fifth Grade
Dombek, Jennifer Lucas
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Florida State University
The purpose of this study was to address the utility of curriculum-based measurements of written expression (CBM-W) for predicting writing growth longitudinally and address the extent to which CBM-W relate to other academic and behavior measures. CBM-W has been shown to be an appropriate and useful method for assessing and monitoring writing skill growth. However, previous research lacks information for how CBM-W scoring procedures might predict writing achievement longitudinally and how CBM-W may relate to other measurable academic or behavior outcomes. Results using hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) revealed that when applying CBM-W scoring methods to the simpler task of writing sentences in isolation in third grade, the outcomes significantly predict trait scores for the more complex task of narrative prompt writing in fifth grade. This finding was significant above and beyond the Woodcock-Johnson (WJ) Writing Fluency assessment, a standardized assessment for measuring student's fluency in forming and writing simple sentences. Correlation analyses revealed that CBM-W scores for both third and fifth grade were significantly correlated with reading, vocabulary and behavior measures. CBM-W scoring is a method teachers can use across writing task types and across levels of writing development. In addition, CBM-W scoring can be used for predicting writing achievement longitudinally. [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: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement