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ERIC Number: EJ793331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
Concurrent Criterion-Related Validity of Early Literacy Indicators for Middle of First Grade
Burke, Mack D.; Hagan-Burke, Shanna
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v32 n2 p66-77 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the concurrent criterion-related (or convergent) validity of first grade measures from the "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills" (DIBELS; Good & Kaminski, 2002). The DIBELS subtests of Phoneme Segmentation Fluency, Nonsense Word Fluency, Oral Reading Fluency, Retell Fluency, and Word Use Fluency were administered to 213 first graders in the middle of the school year, along with the "Test of Word Reading Efficiency" (TOWRE; Torgesen, Wagner, & Rashotte, 1997), a norm-referenced test with documented technical adequacy. Results from correlation, regression, and factor analyses indicated that the DIBELS subtests of Oral Reading Fluency and of Nonsense Word Fluency had the strongest associations with the TOWRE subtests. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A