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ERIC Number: EJ1155690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2325-565X
Pilot Study for Standardizing Rapid Automatized Naming and Rapid Alternating Stimulus Tests in Arabic
Abu-Hamour, Bashir
International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, v1 n2 p64-85 2013
This study examined the acceptability, reliability, and validity of the Arabic translated version of the Rapid Automatized Naming and Rapid Alternating Stimulus Tests (RAN/RAS; Wolf & Denckla, 2005) for Jordanian students. RAN/RAS tests are a vital assessment tool to distinguish good readers from poor readers. These tests have been demonstrated to be reliable and valid across different gender, racial, age, and language groups. This pilot study had four major phases: forward-backward translation, training of the examiners, pilot standardization, and estimation of reliability and validity. A sample of 250 students (six to nine years old) was recruited from four public primary schools in Jordan. Results indicated that the Arabic RAN/RAS Tests are valid, reliable, and cost-effective measures of predicting reading ability. Specifically, Arabic RAN/RAS Tests can be used with confidence to identify students who are at risk of reading difficulty.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan
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