ERIC Number: EJ694493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 29
The Woodcock Reading Mastery Test: Impact of Normative Changes
Pae, Hye Kyeong; Wise, Justin C.; Cirino, Paul T.; Sevcik, Rose A.; Lovett, Maureen W.; Wolf, Maryanne; Morris, Robin D.
Assessment, v12 n3 p347-357 2005
This study examined the magnitude of differences in standard scores, convergent validity, and concurrent validity when an individual's performance was gauged using the revised and the normative update (Woodcock, 1998) editions of the Woodcock Reading Mastery Test in which the actual test items remained identical but norms have been updated. From three metropolitan areas, 899 first to third grade students referred by their teachers for a reading intervention program participated. Results showed the inverse Flynn effect, indicating systematic inflation averaging 5 to 9 standard score points, regardless of gender, IQ, city site, or ethnicity, when calculated using the updated norms. Inflation was greater at lower raw score levels. Implications for using the updated norms for identifying children with reading disabilities and changing norms during an ongoing study are discussed.
Descriptors: Grade 3, Test Items, Intervention, Grade 1, Validity, Raw Scores, Norms, Metropolitan Areas, Grade 2, Mastery Tests, Reading Difficulties, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Tests, Psychometrics, Evaluation Problems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Woodcock Reading Mastery Test