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ERIC Number: EJ862067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0741-9325
Curriculum-Based Measures of Writing for High School Students
Diercks-Gransee, Barbara; Weissenburger, Jacalyn Wright; Johnson, Cindy L.; Christensen, Paul
Remedial and Special Education, v30 n6 p360-371 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine whether technically adequate curriculum-based measures of writing could be identified for use with high school students. The participants included 10th-grade general and special education students from two public school districts in Wisconsin. Students (n = 82) completed two narrative writing samples in response to story starters, and samples were scored for four alternative curriculum-based measures: incorrect word sequences (ICWS), correct punctuation marks (CPM), adverbs (ADV), and adjectives (ADJ). Results revealed moderately strong alternate-form reliability and criterion-related validity coefficients for ICWS. Although CPM was found to be reliable, the criterion-related validity evidence varied according to the type of criterion measure. Other findings indicated that ICWS and CPM cut scores may have utility for specific screening purposes. The curriculum-based measures of ADJ and ADV, however, were not found to have the technical adequacy needed for predictive purposes. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin