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ERIC Number: EJ807962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0313-7155
Assessing Early Literacy and Numeracy Skills among Indigenous Children with the "Performance Indicators in Primary Schools" Test
Godfrey, John R.; Galloway, Ann
Issues in Educational Research, v14 n2 p144-155 2004
This report examines the "Performance Indicators in Primary Schools" (PIPS) test as a reliable and cohesive instrument to assess early literacy and numeracy skills among Indigenous children. The process includes the examination of the reliability of the PIPS test using the Cronbach Alpha and the Split-half method with Pearson's r correlation co-efficient and the Spearman-Brown correction. Individual items are examined to ascertain their discrimination indices and their item difficulty levels. These analyses reveal that some items of the instrument should be revised to improve its suitability to assess early literacy and numeracy skills. Total scores on the two major item sub-groups are correlated with the total scores to determine the overall cohesiveness of the instrument. In spite of some possible improvements this report indicates that overall the PIPS test is a highly reliable and thus adequately valid instrument to assess early literacy and numeracy skills among Indigenous children. (Contains 7 tables.)
Western Australian Institute for Educational Research Inc. 5/202 Coode Street, Como, Western Australia 6152, Australia. e-mail: editor@iier.org.au; Web site: http://www.waier.org.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia