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ERIC Number: EJ947193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
The Reliability of the OWLS Written Expression Scale with ESL Kindergarten Students
Harrison, Gina L.; Ogle, Keira C.; Keilty, Megan
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v26 n4 p319-328 Dec 2011
A reliability analysis was conducted on the Written Expression Scale from the Oral and Written Language Scales, (OWLS, Carrow-Woolfolk, 1996), with 68 ESL and 56 non-ESL kindergarten students. Interrater and internal consistency estimates for the Written Expression Scale were examined separately for each language group. Despite lower oral English vocabulary and syntactic knowledge, ESL students performed similarly on the writing measure and reliability estimates were comparable across language groups. The results support the use of the OWLS-Written Expression Scale as an early norm-referenced measure to reliably gauge ESL students' early English writing skills. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Oral and Written Language Scales