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ERIC Number: EJ909367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
The Relationship among Measures of Written Expression Using Curriculum-Based Measurement and the Arizona Instrument to Measure Skills (AIMS) at the Middle School Level
Lopez, Francesca A.; Thompson, Sandra S.
Reading & Writing Quarterly, v27 n1-2 p129-152 2011
The authors examined the predictor-criterion relationship between measures of written expression using spring curriculum-based measures (W-CBM) and the spring administration of the state-mandated high-stakes test the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) in writing. Students (N = 83) in Grades 6, 7, and 8 wrote expressive narratives for 3 min that were scored according to the number of correct word sequences. There was a moderate effect for W-CBM scores in predicting AIMS writing for both 7th and 8th grades, but the effect for 6th grade was negligible. Also examined for each grade level were contingency tables for W-CBM cut scores associated with a minimum passing score on AIMS. The authors present implications for classroom use and suggestions for future research. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona