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ERIC Number: EJ1165939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
Predicting Word Reading Ability: A Quantile Regression Study
McIlraith, Autumn L.
Journal of Research in Reading, v41 n1 p79-96 Feb 2018
Predictors of early word reading are well established. However, it is unclear if these predictors hold for readers across a range of word reading abilities. This study used quantile regression to investigate predictive relationships at different points in the distribution of word reading. Quantile regression analyses used preschool and kindergarten measures of letter knowledge, phonological awareness, rapid automatised naming, sentence repetition, vocabulary and mother's education to predict first-grade word reading. Predictors generally varied in significance across levels of word reading. Notably, rapid automatised naming was a significant unique predictor for average and good readers but not poor readers. Letter knowledge was generally a stronger unique predictor for poor and average readers than good readers. Well-known word reading predictors varied in significance at different points along the word reading distribution. Results have implications for early identification and statistical analyses of reading-related outcomes. [Co-written with the Language and Reading Research Consortium.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305F100002