ERIC Number: EJ1129943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Do the Kinds of Achievement Errors Made by Students Diagnosed with ADHD Vary as a Function of Their Reading Ability?
Pagirsky, Matthew S.; Koriakin, Taylor A.; Avitia, Maria; Costa, Michael; Marchis, Lavinia; Maykel, Cheryl; Sassu, Kari; Bray, Melissa A.; Pan, Xingyu
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v35 n1-2 p124-137 Feb-Apr 2017
A large body of research has documented the relationship between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and reading difficulties in children; however, there have been no studies to date that have examined errors made by students with ADHD and reading difficulties. The present study sought to determine whether the kinds of achievement errors made by students diagnosed with ADHD vary as a function of their reading ability. The participants in this study were 91 students in the ADHD clinical validity standardization sample of the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement-Third Edition (KTEA-3), as well as a control group of 63 students selected from the larger standardization sample. Students with ADHD and reading difficulties demonstrated a statistically significant greater amount of errors across tests of academic achievement. Findings from the study are discussed within the context of past research, as well as implications for the field of school psychology and practitioners.
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Reading Ability, Reading Difficulties, Error Patterns, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Comparative Analysis, Differences, Spelling, Phonology, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement
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