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ERIC Number: EJ855309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Reading Profiles for Adults with Low-Literacy: Cluster Analysis with Power and Speeded Measures
Mellard, Daryl F.; Fall, Emily; Mark, Caroline
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v22 n8 p975-992 Sep 2009
The United States' National Institute for Literacy's (NIFL) review of adult literacy instruction research recommended adult education (AE) programs assess underlying reading abilities in order to plan appropriate instruction for low-literacy learners. This study developed adult reading ability groups using measures from power tests and speeded tests of phonemic decoding, word recognition, fluency, and comprehension. A multiple cluster analysis of these reading ability scores from 295 low-literacy AE participants yielded seven reading ability groups. These groups are described in terms of instructional needs relevant to an instructor's planning and activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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