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ERIC Number: EJ1046982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-4158
Preliminary Evidence for the Validity of the New Test of Everyday Reading Comprehension
Wheldall, Kevin; McMurtry, Sarah
Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, v19 n2 p173-178 2014
The Test of Everyday Reading Comprehension (TERC) has recently been presented as an addition to the armoury of tests available for assessing the skills of low-progress readers. While comparison data for students of different ages are presented together with evidence for high test reliability, there is, as yet, no published evidence for its validity. Consequently, an incidental sample of 169 low-progress readers attending a reading clinic was assessed on a battery of reading and related skills tests and also on the TERC. Insofar as the TERC was shown to correlate highly with other relevant measures, preliminary evidence for the test's validity is provided by this study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Neale Analysis of Reading Ability; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Burt Word Reading Test
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A