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Miles, Sandra; Fulbrook, Paul; Mainwaring-Mägi, Debra – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Universal screening of very early school-age children (age 4-7 years) is important for early identification of learning problems that may require enhanced learning opportunity. In this context, use of standardized instruments is critical to obtain valid, reliable, and comparable assessment outcomes. A wide variety of standardized instruments is…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Screening Tests, Young Children, Usability
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Parkin, Jason R. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Oral language and word reading skills have important effects on reading comprehension. The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Third Edition (WIAT-III) measures both skill sets, but little is known about their specific effects on reading comprehension within this battery. Path analysis was used to evaluate the collective effects of reading and…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Oral Language, Reading Tests, Reading Fluency
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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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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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Schneider, W. Joel – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
Researchers often argue that the structural models of the constructs they study are relevant to clinicians. Unfortunately, few clinicians are able to translate the mathematically precise relationships between latent constructs and observed scores into information that can be usefully applied to individuals. Typically this means that when a new…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Psychological Studies, Cognitive Ability, Test Reliability
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Vaughan-Jensen, Jessica; Adame, Cindy; McLean, Lauren; Gamez, Brenda – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2011
This article reviews "Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Third Edition" (WIAT-III), which is designed to assess students' skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and mathematics. The test can identify an individual's strengths and weaknesses, assist professionals who are determining whether a student is eligible for special…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Canivez, Gary L.; Neitzel, Ryan; Martin, Blake E. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2005
The present study reports data supporting the construct validity of the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (K-BIT; Kaufman & Kaufman, 1990), the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Third Edition (WISC-III; Wechsler, 1991), and the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents (ASCA; McDermott, Marston, & Stott, 1993) through convergent…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Academic Achievement, Construct Validity, Validity
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Holland, Jason; McIntosh, David; Huffman, Lisa – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2004
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship of three subskills associated with word decoding. The skills utilized for this study were phonological, rapid automatized naming (RAN), and orthographic processing. To do this, six separate models were utilized to define different ways that these three subskills (represented as factors)…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Structural Equation Models, Phonological Awareness, Psychoeducational Methods