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ERIC Number: EJ1070566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Reliability and Validity of Advanced Phonics Measures
Doty, Sara J.; Hixson, Michael D.; Decker, Dawn M.; Reynolds, Jennifer L.; Drevon, Daniel D.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v33 n6 p503-521 Sep 2015
Two studies explored the technical adequacy of various measures of advanced phonics skills. In Study 1, the advanced phonics measures consisted of pseudowords, real words, or a combination of both. Participants included 39 students in the third grade. Test-retest correlations for all measures were above 0.8 and interrater reliability was high. Correlations between the three advanced phonics measures and two subtests from the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Second Edition (WIAT-II) and Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS), nonsense word fluency (NWF), and oral reading fluency (ORF) were moderate to moderately strong. The measures containing real words or a combination of pseudowords and real words performed best. The real word and combined pseudoword and real word advanced phonics measures were further studied along with a measure of multisyllabic word reading in Study 2 with 162 second and third graders. The advanced phonics measures were strongly correlated with Test of Word Reading Efficiency (TOWRE) scores. In both studies, regression analyses indicated the probe containing a mix of real and pseudowords was one of the few variables that made a significant prediction to criterion measures of phonics skills when all predictors were entered at once.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 2
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS); Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
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