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ERIC Number: EJ970689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0014-4029
Universal Screening in Mathematics for the Primary Grades: Beginnings of a Research Base
Gersten, Russell; Clarke, Ben; Jordan, Nancy C.; Newman-Gonchar, Rebecca; Haymond, Kelly; Wilkins, Chuck
Exceptional Children, v78 n4 p423-445 Sum 2012
This article describes key findings from contemporary research on screening for early primary grade students in the area of mathematics. Existing studies were used to illustrate the constructs most worth measuring and the diverse strategies that researchers used to study potential measures. The authors discussed the strengths and weaknesses of assessing a few key proficiencies (as is often done in early reading) versus a more full-scale battery, and described the importance of going beyond merely reporting predictive validity correlation coefficients to examining the classification accuracy, specificity, and sensitivity of screening measures. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A120304