ERIC Number: EJ1040999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Reliability and Validity of the CTOPP Elision and Blending Words Subtests for Struggling Adult Readers
Nanda, Alice O.; Greenberg, Daphne; Morris, Robin D.
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v27 n9 p1603-1618 Oct 2014
Almost half of American adults struggle with reading but there is a dearth of reading-related assessments for these adults. In turn, researchers and practitioners use assessments designed for children with these adults. This study examined the psychometric and descriptive attributes of the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP) Elision and Blending Words subtests with struggling adult readers. The sample included 207 native English speaking adults reading between the third- and fifth-grade levels. Analyses included comparisons of struggling adult readers to the CTOPP norm group. Results revealed lower overall performance and reliability and validity for struggling adult readers compared to the norm group. In addition, analyses included comparisons of performance, reliability, and validity within the group of struggling adult readers by age. The older adults had lower overall performance as well as more questionable reliability and validity. This study raises concern about administering and interpreting Elision and Blending Words subtests with struggling adult readers.
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Adults, Phonological Awareness, Adult Literacy, Reading Tests, Reliability, Validity, Comparative Analysis, Age Differences, Reading Achievement, Psychometrics
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