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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
Jung, Eunju; Liu, Kimy; Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2008
The purpose of this study was to develop general outcome measures (GOM) in mathematics so that teachers could focus their instruction on needed prerequisite skills. We describe in detail, the manner in which content-related evidence was established and then present a number of statistical analyses conducted to evaluate the technical adequacy of…
Descriptors: Item Analysis, Test Construction, Test Theory, Mathematics Tests
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