ERIC Number: EJ1179276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Third Edition Oral Language and Reading Measures Effects on Reading Comprehension in a Referred Sample
Parkin, Jason R.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v36 n3 p203-218 Jun 2018
Oral language and word reading skills have important effects on reading comprehension. The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Third Edition (WIAT-III) measures both skill sets, but little is known about their specific effects on reading comprehension within this battery. Path analysis was used to evaluate the collective effects of reading and oral language measures on reading comprehension in a total of 456 students referred for special education evaluations. Students were split randomly into two groups (calibration and validation) for model construction and testing. Results indicate that these measures demonstrate a number of effects on reading measures that go beyond the expressive/receptive distinction in the test manual and add to the validity evidence for the WIAT-III. Implications for practice and study limitations are discussed.
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Oral Language, Reading Tests, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Children, Intelligence Tests, Path Analysis, Special Education, Reading Skills, Language Skills, Correlation, Decoding (Reading), Receptive Language, Expressive Language, Reading Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Speech Communication, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Individual Achievement Test; Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children