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ERIC Number: EJ1147939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1934-5747
Latent Profiles of Reading and Language and Their Association with Standardized Reading Outcomes in Kindergarten through Tenth Grade
Foorman, Barbara R.; Petscher, Yaacov; Stanley, Christopher; Truckenmiller, Adrea
Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, v10 n3 p619-645 2017
The objective of this study was to determine the latent profiles of reading and language skills that characterized 7,752 students in kindergarten through tenth grade and to relate the profiles to norm-referenced reading outcomes. Reading and language skills were assessed with a computer-adaptive assessment administered in the middle of the year and reading outcome measures were administered at the end of the year. Three measures of reading comprehension were administered in third through tenth grades to create a latent variable. Latent profile analysis (LPA) was conducted on the reading and language measures and related to reading outcomes in multiple regression analyses. Within-grade multiple regressions were subjected to a linear step-up correction to guard against false-discovery rate. LPA results revealed five to six profiles in the elementary grades and three in the secondary grades that were strongly related to standardized reading outcomes, with average absolute between-profile effect sizes ranging from 1.10 to 2.53. The profiles in the secondary grades followed a high, medium, and low pattern. Profiles in the elementary grades revealed more heterogeneity, suggestive of strategies for differentiating instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: EnglishRomanian
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED); Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Stanford Early School Achievement Test; Stanford Achievement Tests; Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305F100005; P50HD052120