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Liu, Kimy; Sundstrom-Hebert, Krystal; Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2008
The purpose of this study was to develop and gather validity evidence for silent reading fluency passages. A number of passages were written following a traditional story grammar structure (character, setting, events) and placed on a computer for students to read silently. We describe in detail, the manner in which content-related evidence was…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Tests, Test Validity
Liu, Kimy; Sundstrom-Hebert, Krystal; Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2008
The purpose of this study was to document the instrument development of maze measures for grades 3-8. Each maze passage contained twelve omitted words that students filled in by choosing the best-fit word from among the provided options. In this technical report, we describe the process of creating, reviewing, and pilot testing the maze measures.…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Cloze Procedure, Multiple Choice Tests, Reading Tests
Liu, Kimy; Carling, Kristy; Geller, Leanne Ketterlin; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2008
In this study, we describe the development of rapid reading measures, sentences presented to students in a nearly subliminal manner, with a literal comprehension question asked following their removal. After administering alternate forms of these measures to students, we present the results from three statistical analyses to ascertain their…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Speed Reading, Reading Rate, Sentences