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Greathouse, Dan; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
Whenever a major intelligence or achievement test is revised, there is always renewed interest in the underlying structure of the test as well as a renewed interest in the scoring, administration, and interpretation changes. In this interview, Amy Gabel discusses the most recent revision of the "Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Test Use, Test Validity
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Smolkowski, Keith; Cummings, Kelli D. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
This comprehensive evaluation of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Sixth Edition (DIBELS6) set of measures gives a practical illustration of signal detection methods, the methods used to determine the value of screening and diagnostic systems, and offers an updated set of cut scores (decision thresholds). Data were drawn from a…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, At Risk Students, Native Speakers, English Language Learners
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Utchell, Lynn A.; Schmitt, Ara J.; McCallum, Elizabeth; McGoey, Kara E.; Piselli, Kate – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which early literacy measures administered in kindergarten and Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) measures administered in Grade 1 are related to and predict future state reading assessment performances up to 7 years later. Results indicated that early literacy and ORF performances were…
Descriptors: Predictive Measurement, Emergent Literacy, Reading Tests, Reading Fluency
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Doty, Sara J.; Hixson, Michael D.; Decker, Dawn M.; Reynolds, Jennifer L.; Drevon, Daniel D. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
Two studies explored the technical adequacy of various measures of advanced phonics skills. In Study 1, the advanced phonics measures consisted of pseudowords, real words, or a combination of both. Participants included 39 students in the third grade. Test-retest correlations for all measures were above 0.8 and interrater reliability was high.…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Reading Tests, Phonics, Reliability
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Miller, Kelli Caldwell; Bell, Sherry Mee; McCallum, R. Steve – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
Because of the increased emphasis on standardized testing results, scores from a high-stakes, end-of-year test (Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program [TCAP] Reading Composite) were used as the standard against which scores from a group-administered, curriculum-based measure (CBM), Monitoring Instructional Responsiveness: Reading (MIR:R), were…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension, Curriculum Based Assessment, High Stakes Tests
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Bieber, Gregg; Hulac, David M.; Schweinle, William – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
The present study investigated some psychometric properties of the Basic Reading Inventory (BRI), a widely used informal reading inventory. The BRI and Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) probes were administered to 149 third, fourth, and fifth graders. Test--retest and alternate forms reliability analyses indicated adequate…
Descriptors: Informal Reading Inventories, Psychometrics, Grade 3, Grade 4
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King, Kathleen R.; Reschly, Amy L. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare two behavior screening instruments--the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System and the Behavior Screening Checklist. The sample consisted of 492 elementary school children from the southeastern United States. The psychometric properties of the screening instruments were evaluated in terms of…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Behavior, Comparative Analysis, Predictive Validity
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Vanderwood, Michael L.; Tung, Catherine Y.; Checca, C. Jason – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
The predictive validity and accuracy of an oral reading fluency (ORF) measure for a statewide assessment in English language arts was examined for second-grade native English speakers (NESs) and English learners (ELs) with varying levels of English proficiency. In addition to comparing ELs with native English speakers, the impact of English…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Accuracy, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency
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Gotch, Chad M.; French, Brian F. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2011
The Brigance Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills-II (CIBS-II)-Readiness form is a diagnostic battery intended for children aged 5 and 6 years. The CIBS-II-Readiness is a new version of the CIBS-Revised-Readiness and includes updated normative information on a larger representative sample in comparison to the CIBS-Revised-Readiness. Empirical…
Descriptors: Evidence, Construct Validity, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis