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ERIC Number: EJ806739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Criterion-Related Validity of Measuring Sight-Word Acquisition with Curriculum-Based Assessment
Burns, Matthew K.; Mosack, Jill L.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v23 n3 p216-224 2005
Curriculum-Based Assessment for Instructional Design (CBA-ID) provides data used to ensure an appropriately challenging learning task. One aspect of appropriate challenge measured by CBA-ID, called the acquisition rate (AR), involves the amount of new information a student could acquire and retain during initial learning. Previous research suggested adequate reliability, consistency with theory, expected developmental changes, and instructional utility, but the correlation between CBA-ID data and criterion variables has not been examined. Criterion-related validity coefficients could be an important source of data with which validity of CBA-ID data can be evaluated. The current study examined the criterion-related validity of assessing ARs with CBA-ID by correlating acquisition rates with scores from the Test of Memory and Learning (TOMAL) for 25 students in third and fourth grade. Corrected coefficients were equal to or exceeded 0.70 for two of the three TOMAL indices and equaled 0.59 for the third. Thus, these data supported the criterion-related validity of measuring ARs with CBA-ID. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan