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Wackerle-Hollman, Alisha K.; Rodriguez, Megan I.; Bradfield, Tracy A.; Rodriguez, Michael C.; McConnell, Scott R. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2015
Early comprehension is an important, but not well-understood, contribution to early literacy and language development. Specifically, research regarding the nature of skills representative of early comprehension, including how they contribute to later reading success, is needed to support best practices to adequately prepare students. This article…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Beginning Reading, Language Acquisition, Response to Intervention
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Lombardi, Allison R.; Conley, David T.; Seburn, Mary A.; Downs, Andrew M. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2013
In this study, the authors examined the psychometric properties of the key cognitive strategies (KCS) within the CollegeCareerReady[TM] School Diagnostic, a self-report measure of critical thinking skills intended for high school students. Using a cross-validation approach, an exploratory factor analysis was conducted with a randomly selected…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Thinking Skills, Accuracy, Validity
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Missall, Kristen N.; Mercer, Sterett H.; Martinez, Rebecca S.; Casebeer, Dian – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2012
The purpose of this study was to extend the research on the "Tests of Early Numeracy Curriculum-Based Measurement" (TEN-CBM) tools by examining concurrent and predictive relations from kindergarten through third grade. Using a longitudinal sample of 535 students, this study included logistic regression, latent cluster, and latent…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Curriculum Based Assessment, Mathematics Tests, Longitudinal Studies
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Cress, Cynthia J.; Synhorst, Lori; Epstein, Michael H.; Allen, Elizabeth – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2012
The "Preschool Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale" (PreBERS) is a standardized, norm-referenced instrument that assesses emotional and behavioral strengths of preschool children. This study investigated whether the PreBERS four-factor structure (i.e., emotional regulation, school readiness, social confidence, and family involvement)…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Preschool Children, Disabilities, Special Education
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Dyehouse, Melissa A.; Bennett, Deborah E. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2006
This study investigated the validity of a statewide alternate assessment program, IASEP (Indiana Assessment System of Educational Proficiencies) by examining supporting profile patterns on the 100 core IASEP items of individuals with significant disabilities. Participants were 5,192 students ranging in age from 7-21 years with special education…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Test Validity, Computer Assisted Testing, Special Needs Students
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Bennett, Deborah E.; Arvidson, Helen H.; Giorgetti, Karen – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2004
This article describes the development of a computer-based assessment system for children in early childhood programs, The Indiana Assessment System of Educational Proficiencies: Early Childhood (IASEP: EC). Skills in five developmental domains (i.e., cognitive, communication, social, sensory motor, and self-help) were selected and content…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Student Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Burdette, Paula – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2001
This article highlights alternate assessment scoring and reporting in Delaware and Indiana. Delaware's alternate assessment portfolios are scored by two third parties using a multidimensional rubric. In Indiana, lead teachers use a rubric similar to that used in general education assessments to score alternate assessment electronic portfolios.…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Accountability, Alternative Assessment