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ERIC Number: EJ909185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
The Predictive Validity of CBM Writing Indices for Eighth-Grade Students
Amato, Janelle M.; Watkins, Marley W.
Journal of Special Education, v44 n4 p195-204 Feb 2011
Curriculum-based measurement (CBM) is an alternative to traditional assessment techniques. Technical work has begun to identify CBM writing indices that are psychometrically sound for monitoring older students' writing proficiency. This study examined the predictive validity of CBM writing indices in a sample of 447 eighth-grade students. Regression analyses revealed that simple fluency measures were not adequate for assessing secondary students' writing. A more complex fluency measure, the number of correct punctuation marks, and an accuracy-based measure, the percentage of correct word sequences, were the best predictors of a written expression test for eighth-grade students. However, overall results of the current study provided only limited support for the use of CBM to assess writing skill at the secondary level. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey