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Olivera-Aguilar, Margarita; Millsap, Roger E. – Multivariate Behavioral Research, 2013
A common finding in studies of differential prediction across groups is that although regression slopes are the same or similar across groups, group differences exist in regression intercepts. Building on earlier work by Birnbaum (1979), Millsap (1998) presented an invariant factor model that would explain such intercept differences as arising due…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Measurement, Prediction, Regression (Statistics)
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Tunmer, William E.; Chapman, James W.; Greaney, Keith T.; Prochnow, Jane E.; Arrow, Alison W. – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2013
For the past 15 years, the New Zealand government has initiated major efforts to reduce persistently large inequities in achievement outcomes in literacy education, including the development of a national literacy strategy. The aim of this study was to provide an analysis of the factors that have contributed to the failure of this strategy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy
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van Bysterveldt, Anne Katherine; Westerveld, Marleen Frederike; Gillon, Gail; Foster-Cohen, Susan – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Personal narratives are descriptions of past events experienced by the speaker and are one of the most commonly found forms of narration in children. The ability to tell personal narratives is considered critical for socio-emotional wellbeing and academic performance. Aims: This study investigated the personal narrative skills of 25…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Elementary School Students, Down Syndrome
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McNeill, B. C.; Gillon, G. T.; Dodd, B. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is associated with phonological awareness, reading, and spelling deficits. Comparing literacy skills in CAS with other developmental speech disorders is critical for understanding the complexity of the disorder. Aims: This study compared the phonological awareness and reading development of children…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Early Reading, Young Children, Speech Impairments
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Greaney, Keith – Kairaranga, 2005
Apart from the annual returns to the Ministry of Education of Reading Recovery (RR) data (and to a lesser extent, the four-yearly National Education Monitoring Project cycle data), there is currently no national data sets of reading achievement information for New Zealand primary school children. This article uses the national RR data for 2002 as…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests, Foreign Countries