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ERIC Number: EJ946846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Examining the Dimensionality of EARLI Literacy Skill Scores Using Nonlinear Factor Analysis
Hochstedt, Kirsten S.; Lei, Pui-Wa; DiPerna, James C.; Morgan, Paul L.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v29 n5 p395-406 Oct 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine response dimensionality for a new measure of young children's early literacy skills. The Early Arithmetic, Reading, and Learning Indicators (EARLI) include six brief measures of early literacy skills. These measures were administered at three time points (October, January, and April) to children enrolled in Head Start. Responses from each of the EARLI literacy measures were analyzed by nonlinear factor analysis and DIMTEST. Results suggest that the majority of the EARLI literacy skill scores are essentially unidimensional. (Contains 3 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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