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ERIC Number: EJ867127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Reliability and Validity Evidence for the EARLI Literacy Probes
Reid, Melissa A.; DiPerna, James C.; Morgan, Paul L.; Lei, Pui Wa
Psychology in the Schools, v46 n10 p1023-1035 Dec 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of scores from six early literacy probes developed for use with preschool-age children. The literacy probes were administered to 84 preschoolers at three time points over a 6-month period. Also, a criterion measure of early literacy skills was administered to a subset of students. Results indicated that the probes demonstrate adequate reliability for screening decisions, moderate to strong concurrent relationships with a criterion measure, and developmentally appropriate changes in children's early literacy skills over time. These results add to the growing body of evidence supporting the technical adequacy of general outcome measurement for use in monitoring the progress of preschoolers' academic skill development. (Contains 6 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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