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ERIC Number: EJ728570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 32
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1086-296X
The Effective Elementary Classroom Literacy Environment: Examining the Validity of the TEX-IN3 Observation System
Hoffman, James V.; Sailors, Misty; Duffy, Gerald R.; Beretvas, S. Natasha
Journal of Literacy Research, v36 n3 p303-334 Fall 2004
We report on the development and validation of the TEX-IN3, a research tool and protocol designed to assess the quality of the classroom literacy environment. The TEX-IN3 is described in terms of its theoretical base as well as its practical applications. The TEX-IN3 includes three basic components: a text inventory, a text "in-use" observation, and a series of text interviews. The validation of the TEX-IN3 is first reported in terms of its content, development, and focus. Next, a validation study examining the relationship between the TEX-IN3 and student growth in reading comprehension is described. The findings from this study offer support for all three components of the instrument as associated with student achievement growth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED512029