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ERIC Number: EJ1129731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 90
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2194
Readers in Adult Basic Education: Component Skills, Eye Movements, and Fluency
Barnes, Adrienne E.; Kim, Young-Suk; Tighe, Elizabeth L.; Vorstius, Christian
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v50 n2 p180-194 Mar-Apr 2017
The present study explored the reading skills of a sample of 48 adults enrolled in a basic education program in northern Florida, United States. Previous research has reported on reading component skills for students in adult education settings, but little is known about eye movement patterns or their relation to reading skills for this population. In this study, reading component skills including decoding, language comprehension, and reading fluency are reported, as are eye movement variables for connected-text oral reading. Eye movement comparisons between individuals with higher and lower oral reading fluency revealed within- and between-subject effects for word frequency and word length as well as group and word frequency interactions. Bivariate correlations indicated strong relations between component skills of reading, eye movement measures, and both the "Test of Adult Basic Education" ("Reading" subtest) and the "Woodcock-Johnson III Diagnostic Reading Battery Passage Comprehension" assessments. Regression analyses revealed the utility of decoding, language comprehension, and lexical activation time for predicting achievement on both the "Woodcock Johnson III Passage Comprehension" and the "Test of Adult Basic Education Reading Comprehension."
SAGE Publications and Hammill Institute on Disabilities. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail: journals@sagepub.com; Web site: http://sagepub.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of Adult Basic Education; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305F1000027