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Smith, Hiawatha D.; Miller, Samuel D. – Reading Psychology, 2018
This study evaluated the reading and motivational profiles of 187, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who failed their state-mandated reading assessment. Students completed reading assessments and the Motivation for Reading Questionnaire. Overall, student performances were below grade-level expectations, with the greatest discrepancy occurring between…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Reading, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Toyama, Yukie; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Pearson, P. David – Educational Assessment, 2017
This study investigated the complexity of leveled passages used in four classroom reading assessments. A total of 167 passages leveled for Grades 1-6 from these assessments were analyzed using four analytical tools of text complexity. More traditional, two-factor measures of text complexity found a general trend of fairly consistent across-grade…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Student Evaluation, Difficulty Level
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Mooney, Paul; Lastrapes, Renée E. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2016
The amount of research evaluating the technical merits of general outcome measures of science and social studies achievement is growing. This study targeted criterion validity for critical content monitoring. Questions addressed the concurrent criterion validity of alternate presentation formats of critical content monitoring and the measure's…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Academic Discourse, Benchmarking, Social Studies
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McGowan, Mark R.; Runge, Timothy J.; Pedersen, Jason A. – Roeper Review, 2016
This study examined the utility of curriculum-based measures of oral reading fluency (ORF) to distinguish between gifted and general education students. Differences in reading proficiency and growth rate were assessed using cross-sectional data from more than 900 students in second through fifth grade who regularly participated in their district's…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Talent Identification, Academically Gifted, Oral Reading
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Rubin, Daniel Ian – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2016
The process of learning to read is difficult for many children, and this is especially true for students with learning disabilities (LD). Reading in English becomes even more difficult when a student's home language is not English. For English language learner (ELL) students with LD, acquiring the necessary skills to read fluently is an even…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, English Language Learners, Learning Disabilities
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Utchell, Lynn A.; Schmitt, Ara J.; McCallum, Elizabeth; McGoey, Kara E.; Piselli, Kate – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which early literacy measures administered in kindergarten and Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) measures administered in Grade 1 are related to and predict future state reading assessment performances up to 7 years later. Results indicated that early literacy and ORF performances were…
Descriptors: Predictive Measurement, Emergent Literacy, Reading Tests, Reading Fluency
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Bassette, Laura A.; Taber-Doughty, Teresa – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2016
Teaching students to enjoy reading is important in middle level education; however, middle school students with emotional behavioral disabilities (EBD) frequently struggle with reading skills and frequently display motivational deficits during reading instruction. The purpose of this study was to examine if the presence/absence of a classroom pet…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Animals, Intervention, Early Adolescents
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Young, Chase; Mohr, Kathleen A. J.; Rasinski, Timothy – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2015
The article describes a reading fluency intervention called Reading Together that combines the method of repeated readings (Samuels, 1979) and the Neurological Impress Method (Heckelman, 1969). Sixteen volunteers from various backgrounds were recruited and trained to deliver the Reading Together intervention to struggling readers in third through…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Intervention, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs
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Bieber, Gregg; Hulac, David M.; Schweinle, William – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
The present study investigated some psychometric properties of the Basic Reading Inventory (BRI), a widely used informal reading inventory. The BRI and Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) probes were administered to 149 third, fourth, and fifth graders. Test--retest and alternate forms reliability analyses indicated adequate…
Descriptors: Informal Reading Inventories, Psychometrics, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Bowles, Amy S. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2015
This quantitative, correlational study investigated the relationship between the North Carolina End of Grade Assessment of Reading Comprehension (NCEOG) and mClass Reading 3D assessment in a North Carolina elementary school. It especially examined the degree to which mClass Reading 3D measures predict scores on the reading comprehension portion of…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Reading Tests, Statistical Analysis
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Sandberg Patton, Karen L.; Reschly, Amy L.; Appleton, James – Educational Assessment, 2014
With the concurrent emphasis on accountability, prevention, and early intervention, curriculum-based measurement of reading (R-CBM) is playing an increasingly important role in the educational process. This study investigated the differences in diagnostic accuracy and utility between commercial norms and local norms when making high-stakes, local…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Reading Tests, Test Norms, Local Norms
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Munger, Kristen A.; LoFaro, Stephen A.; Kawryga, Erin A.; Sovocool, Elizabeth A.; Medina, Siani Y. – Educational Assessment, 2014
This study involved examination of the validity evidence of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills-Next Edition (DIBELS Next) for a sample of 85 third-and fifth-grade students, in reference to the "simple view" of reading. Tests administered included DIBELS Next, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-IV (PPVT-IV), Group Reading…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Reading Tests, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension
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Park, Yujeong; Benedict, Amber E.; Brownell, Mary T. – Exceptionality, 2014
The factor structure of the CORE Phonics Survey was analyzed using a sample of 165 students in upper elementary school with specific learning disabilities. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to identify the hypothesized constructs of the CORE Phonics Survey and predictive validity of the CORE Phonics Survey to predict students' success in word…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Phonics, Reading Skills
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Shapiro, Edward S.; Fritschmann, Nanette S.; Thomas, Lisa B.; Hughes, Cheyenne L.; McDougal, James – Reading Psychology, 2014
Concurrent and predictive validity between the Retell Reading Rubric (RRR), Oral Reading Fluency (ORF), an adaptation of the DIBELS Retell Fluency (RTF-A), and a state assessment emphasizing reading comprehension were examined across students in grades 3 and 5. Results showed the RRR to have moderate and statistically significant relationships to…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Scoring Rubrics
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Williams, Ryan T.; Swanlund, Andrew; Miller, Shazia; Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Eno, Jared; van der Ploeg, Arie; Meyers, Coby – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2014
This study operationalizes four measures of instructional differentiation: one for Grade 2 English language arts (ELA), one for Grade 2 mathematics, one for Grade 5 ELA, and one for Grade 5 mathematics. Our study evaluates their measurement properties of each measure in a large field experiment: the Indiana Diagnostic Assessment Tools Study, which…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Grade 2, Grade 5, English Instruction
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