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ERIC Number: EJ1258496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-5322
An Innovative Measure of Orthographic Processing: Development and Initial Validation
Chen, Yi-Jui Iva; Wilson, Mark; Irey, Robin C.; Requa, Mary K.
Language Testing, v37 n3 p435-452 Jul 2020
Orthographic processing -- the ability to perceive, access, differentiate, and manipulate orthographic knowledge -- is essential when learning to recognize words. Despite its critical importance in literacy acquisition, the field lacks a tool to assess this essential cognitive ability. The goal of this study was to design a computer-based assessment of orthographic processing and investigate its psychometric properties. The rationale for designing specific items was discussed, methods used to separate orthographic processing from word recognition and spelling ability were presented, and item suitability was examined. Person separation reliability was 0.91 for this assessment. Validity evidence was gathered and reported.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6; Grade 1; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan; California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement
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