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ERIC Number: EJ1040296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0736-9387
Development and Validation of an Assessment of Adult Educators' Reading Instructional Knowledge
Bell, Sherry Mee; McCallum, R. Steve; Ziegler, Mary; Davis, C. A.; Coleman, MariBeth
Annals of Dyslexia, v63 n3-4 p187-200 Oct 2013
The purpose of this paper is to describe briefly the development and utility of the "Assessment of Reading Instructional Knowledge-Adults" ("ARIK-A"), the only nationally normed (n?=?468) measure of adult reading instructional knowledge, created to facilitate professional development of adult educators. Developmental data reveal reliabilities ranging from 0.73 to 0.85 for five "ARIK-A" scales (alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and assessment) and 0.91 for the composite score; factor analytic data and expert review provide support for construct validity as well. Information on how to use the "ARIK-A" to determine mastery and relative standing is presented. With two alternate forms, the "ARIK-A" is a promising and needed tool for adult education practitioners within continuing education and professional development contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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