ERIC Number: EJ1092898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Updated Perspectives on Educational Diagnosticians' Understanding of Reading Assessments
Rueter, Jessica A.; McWhorter, Rochell R.; Lamb, John H.; Dykes, Frank O.
Current Issues in Education, v19 n1 Mar 2016
Chappell, Stephens, Kinnison, and Pettigrew (2009) conducted a study investigating educational diagnosticians knowledge of early reading development. Our study replicated the work of Chappell et al. through a mixed methods design that investigated educational diagnosticians' perceptions and knowledge of early reading development. Additionally, our study sought to gain a better understanding of how educational diagnosticians selected assessment instruments. Our findings suggested that educational diagnosticians may lack understanding of the early developmental processes of reading and that there may be limited use of diagnostic assessment instruments when evaluating students who are struggling to read.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Beginning Reading, Mixed Methods Research, Attitude Measures, Knowledge Level, Reading Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Reading Difficulties, Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness, Reading Fluency, Semi Structured Interviews, Surveys, Specialists, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas