ERIC Number: EJ1179491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Classification Accuracy of Curriculum-Based Measures for Beginning Writers in First Grade
Jung, Pyung-Gang; McMaster, Kristen L.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v43 n3 p131-143 Jun 2018
We examined the classification accuracy of Curriculum-Based Measurement in writing (CBM-W) Picture Word prompts scored for words written (WW), words spelled correctly (WSC), and correct word sequences (CWS). First graders (n = 133) were administered CBM-W prompts and the Test of Written Language-Third Edition (TOWL-3; Hammill & Larsen, 1996). Prompts scored for WSC showed acceptable levels of sensitivity (0.947) and specificity (0.587) with the TOWL-3 Contextual Language. Positive predictive values were low (approximately 0.20 to 0.30), and negative predictive values were high (mostly above 0.95). Overall classification accuracy, represented by the area under curve (AUC), ranged from 0.727 to 0.831. Further research regarding ways to improve classification accuracy of CBM-W and preliminary implications for practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Writing Evaluation, Writing Skills, Prompting, Classification, Accuracy, Beginning Writing, Writing Tests, Test Validity, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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