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ERIC Number: ED556256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 130
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3035-6543-4
Validity of the KABC-II Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix: A Comparison of Native English Speakers and Spanish-Speaking English Language Learners
Van Deth, Leah M.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the validity of the Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix (C-LIM; Flanagan, Ortiz, & Alfonso, 2013) when applied to scores from the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, 2nd Edition (KABC-II; Kaufman & Kaufman, 2004). Data were analyzed from the KABC-II standardization sample as well as a sample of students referred for special education consideration. Participants were between 7 and 12 years of age and included Spanish-speaking English language learners (ELL) and native English speakers. Reliability, diagnostic utility statistics, and receiver operating curve (ROC) analyses were examined to determine whether the C-LIM provides an efficient and correct classification of ELLs and non-ELLs. Consistent with other recent studies, results did not support the use of the C-LIM pattern as a tool for determining the validity of KABC-II scores for ELLs. As such, school psychologists are encouraged to consider alternative methods when assessing and making special education eligibility decisions for ELLs. [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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children