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Kim, Dongil; Shin, Jaehyun; Tindal, Gerald – Exceptionality, 2013
Identifying proper measure to monitor students' growth and understanding characteristics of growth patterns between different achieving groups are critical issues in terms of screening students at risk. To deal with this, we explored relationships of slopes and intercepts between word identification (ID) and passage reading fluency (reading aloud)…
Descriptors: Word Recognition, Reading Fluency, Response to Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Marston, Doug; Pickart, Mary; Reschly, Amy; Heistad, David; Muyskens, Paul; Tindal, Gerald – Exceptionality, 2007
The importance of early literacy instruction and its role in later reading proficiency is well established; however, measures and procedures to screen and monitor proficiency in the area of early literacy are less well researched. The purpose of this study was to (a) examine the technical adequacy and validity of early curriculum-based literacy…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence
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Crawford, Lindy; Tindal, Gerald – Exceptionality, 2004
Researchers investigated the effects of a read-aloud modification on students' performance on a reading comprehension test. A total of 338 students in Grades 4 and 5 participated; 76 of these students (22%) received special education services, the majority of whom were labeled learning disabled. Students completed a standardized reading…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Special Education, Reading Tests, Listening Comprehension
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Tindal, Gerald; Marston, Douglas – Exceptionality, 1996
Two studies focused on concurrent validity and instructional decision making in using alternative reading measures with elementary regular and special education students. The first study examined the relation of oral reading performance to several other reading measures; the second study investigated teacher decision making, using quantitative and…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Concurrent Validity, Decision Making, Elementary Education
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Tindal, Gerald; Marston, Douglas – Exceptionality, 1996
The authors of a report on the technical adequacy of alternative reading measures reflect on issues concerning "whole language" terminology, the use of both quantitative and qualitative measures, and instructional decision making. (DB)
Descriptors: Concurrent Validity, Decision Making, Elementary Education, Instructional Design