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Manning, Gary; And Others – 1985
This study investigated the relationship between and among the results of three types of reading assessments in the first grade: a standardized reading test (the Stanford Achievement Tests); an informal reading inventory (the Classroom Reading Inventory); and teacher judgment of student rank in reading achievement. The study included 165 first…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Grade 1, Informal Reading Inventories, Primary Education
Manning, Maryann; And Others – 1986
The reading achievement test scores of 239 low-income, southern, urban black students in grades three through eight were compared with their ability to comprehend the social studies books used in their classrooms. Achievement scores were obtained from the reading subtests of the Stanford Achievement Tests. A cloze passage was developed based on…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Black Students, Cloze Procedure, Elementary Education
Jolly, S. Jean; And Others – 1985
Scores from the Stanford Achievement Tests administered to 50,000 students in Palm Beach County, Florida, were studied in order to determine whether the speeded nature of the reading comprehension subtest was related to inconsistencies in the score profiles. Specifically, the probable effect of random guessing was examined. Reading scores were…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Guessing (Tests), Item Analysis
Marston, Doug; And Others – 1983
The effectiveness of direct measurement techniques and standardized achievement tests for assessing within-individual change over a 10-week period was examined. The Reading Comprehension and Language subtests from the Stanford Achievement Tests and direct measures of reading and written language were administered twice to 83 low-achieving students…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Elementary Education, Individual Differences, Language Tests
Chalker, Rhoda N.; Horns, Virginia – 1986
This study tested the hypothesis that there is no significant difference in reading achievement among children in grades 2 through 5 related to family structure. Researchers administered the Stanford Achievement Test to 119 students in an Alabama city suburban school system. Of the sample, 69 children lived in intact families and 50 lived in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Structure, Latchkey Children