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ERIC Number: EJ972790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Developing a Test for Assessing Elementary Students' Comprehension of Science Texts
Wang, Jing-Ru; Chen, Shin-Feng; Tsay, Reuy-Fen; Chou, Ching-Ting; Lin, Sheau-Wen; Kao, Huey-Lien
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v10 n4 p955-973 Aug 2012
This study reports on the process of developing a test to assess students' reading comprehension of scientific materials and on the statistical results of the verification study. A combination of classic test theory and item response theory approaches was used to analyze the assessment data from a verification study. Data analysis indicates the test has satisfactory validity and reliability. The Reading Comprehension of Science Test (RCST) components have a wide range of difficulty, which suggests that the RCST is appropriate for a relatively large percentage of students. Based on the accepted relationships among science, language, and literacy, integrated literacy-science instructions are highly recommended.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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