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ERIC Number: EJ896169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Teachers' Judgments of Students' Early Literacy Skills Measured by the Early Literacy Skills Assessment: Comparisons of Teachers with and without Assessment Administration Experience
Begeny, John C.; Buchanan, Heather
Psychology in the Schools, v47 n8 p859-868 Sep 2010
Teacher judgments about students' academic abilities are important for several reasons, including their day-to-day instructional decision making. Not surprisingly, previous studies have investigated the accuracy of teachers' judgments about their students' reading abilities. Previous research, however, has not investigated teachers' judgments about students' early literacy skills, nor has previous research systematically examined how teachers' training and use of an objective assessment instrument impact their judgments of students' performance on that instrument. This exploratory study offers the first investigation of teachers' judgment accuracy of pre-kindergarten students' early literacy skills, and compares the judgment accuracy of teachers with and without opportunities to administer the Early Literacy Skills Assessment (ELSA). Findings suggest that teachers with opportunities to administer the ELSA had a significantly higher percentage of accurate judgments across half of the ELSA subtests, but their judgment accuracy was still no better than 50%-60% on all but one ELSA subtest. Implications for school psychologist practitioners and researchers are presented. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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