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ERIC Number: EJ842386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0196-786X
Reliability of Student Literacy Attitude Inventory (SLAI) Scores
Reeves, Carolyn; Thames, Dana; Kazelskis, Richard; Smith, Patti; Hayes, Thea; Chang, Yu-Hsing
Professional Educator, v26 n1 p1-12 Fall 2003
The study examined the internal consistency and test-retest reliability of the Student Literacy Attitude Inventory (SLAI) scores. A total of 367 students in grades four, five, and six responded to the SLAI. The data were analyzed by gender, ethnicity, and grade level for each of the SLAI subareas (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Self-Perceptions as learners) and for SLAI total scores. The alphas associated with the total SLAI scores ranged from 0.91 to 0.94 across gender, ethnicity, and grade level. The test-retest coefficients were not as high as the alphas but were in the 0.70s for all groups except the male subgroup. These results suggest that the test-retest and alpha reliabilities for the total scores of the SLAI are at an acceptable level and may be useful in assessing the extent to which students respond positively to integrated language arts programs that include multiple strategies for developing literacy. Although the alphas for the Reading, Speaking, and Listening subarea scores tended to be in the 0.70s, the alphas for the Self-Perception and Writing scores were lower. In particular, the alphas for the Writing subarea were all below 0.70. Very few of the test-retest coefficients exceeded 0.70 for the subarea scores across the various subgroups. Several of the test-retest coefficients for the subareas of listening and writing were in the 0.40s and 0.50s for some of the subgroups, suggesting little consistency in these subgroups' responses across the seven-day interval of time. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi