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Marcotte, Amanda M.; Clemens, Nathan H.; Parker, Christopher; Whitcomb, Sara A. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2016
This study investigated the classification accuracy of the "Dynamic Indicators of Vocabulary Skills" (DIVS) as a preschool vocabulary screening measure. With a sample of 240 preschoolers, fall and winter DIVS scores were used to predict year-end vocabulary risk using the 25th percentile on the "Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test--Third…
Descriptors: Classification, Preschool Children, Vocabulary, Screening Tests
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Neugebauer, Sabina R.; Chafouleas, Sandra M.; Coyne, Michael D.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Briesch, Amy M. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2016
The present study examines an ecological model for intervention use to explain student vocabulary performance in a multi-tiered intervention setting. A teacher self-report measure composed of factors hypothesized to influence intervention use at multiple levels (i.e., individual, intervention, and system level) was administered to 54 teachers and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Intervention, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten
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Simos, Panagiotis G.; Sideridis, Georgios D.; Protopapas, Athanassios; Mouzaki, Angeliki – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2011
Assessment of lexical/semantic knowledge is performed with a variety of tests varying in response requirements. The present study exemplifies the application of modern statistical approaches in the adaptation and assessment of the psychometric properties of the "Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test--Revised" (PPVT-R) Greek. Confirmatory…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Semantics, Educational Assessment
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Johnson, Evelyn S.; Jenkins, Joseph R.; Petscher, Yaacov – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2010
In a response-to-intervention framework, schools typically employ a direct route approach to screening, in which students identified as at risk by a screening process are directly placed into intervention. Direct route approaches require screening decisions to be highly accurate, but few studies examining the predictive validity of reading…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Reading Tests, At Risk Students, Predictive Validity