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Wakabayashi, Tomoko; Claxton, Jill; Smith, Everett V., Jr. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
The Child Observation Record (COR), initially developed in 1993 by HighScope Educational Research Foundation, is an observation-based instrument that provides systematic assessment of young children's knowledge and abilities in all major areas of development. Teachers or caregivers spend a few minutes each day writing brief notes or…
Descriptors: Observation, Evaluation Methods, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Beaujean, A. Alexander; McGill, Ryan J.; Benson, Nicholas F. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
The Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement, Fourth Edition (WJ IV ACH) is purported to align with Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) theory and offers upward of 20 scores within its interpretive and scoring system. The Technical Manual does not furnish validity evidence for the scores reported by the scoring system, suggesting that evidentiary support may…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Scores, Test Interpretation, Test Validity
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Keller-Margulis, Milena A.; Ochs, Sarah; Reid, Erin K.; Faith, Erin L.; Schanding, G. Thomas, Jr. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Many students struggle with the basic skill of writing, yet schools lack technically adequate screening measures to identify students at risk in this area. Measures that allow for valid screening decisions that identify students in need of interventions to improve performance are greatly needed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Accuracy, Screening Tests, Kindergarten
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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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Benson, Nicholas F.; Beaujean, A. Alexander; Donohue, Ashley; Ward, Emily – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
W scores are used in a number of commercially available tests. Due to their complex nature, it can be hard for applied researchers and practitioners to understand them or even acquire information about them beyond what is provided in technical manuals. In this article, we provide information regarding the background and derivation of W scores that…
Descriptors: Scores, Item Response Theory, Achievement Tests, Cognitive Ability
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Lovett, Benjamin J.; Lewandowski, Lawrence J.; Potts, Heather E. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
Students often feel time pressure when taking tests, and students with disabilities are sometimes given extended time testing accommodations, but little research has been done on the factors that affect students' test-taking speed. In the present study, 253 students at two colleges completed measures of processing speed, reading fluency, and…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Test Wiseness, Reading Skills, Standardized Tests
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Cormier, Damien C.; McGrew, Kevin S.; Bulut, Okan; Funamoto, Allyson – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
This study examined associations between broad cognitive abilities (Fluid Reasoning [Gf], Short-Term Working Memory [Gwm], Long-Term Storage and Retrieval [Glr], Processing Speed [Gs], Comprehension-Knowledge [Gc], Visual Processing [Gv], and Auditory Processing [Ga]) and reading achievement (Basic Reading Skills, Reading Rate, Reading Fluency,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Predictor Variables, Reading Achievement, Short Term Memory
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Lewandowski, Lawrence J.; Berger, Cassie; Lovett, Benjamin J.; Gordon, Michael – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
This study assessed the test-taking skills of 776 high school students, 35 of whom were diagnosed with learning disabilities (LD). Students completed a computerized battery of timed reading tests as well as scales that assess test anxiety and test-taking perceptions. Students with LD obtained lower scores than the nondisabled group on all of the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Learning Disabilities, Reading Tests, Test Wiseness
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Villarreal, Victor – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
The Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement (WJ IV ACH; Schrank, Mather, & McGrew, 2014a) is an individually administered measure containing tests of reading, mathematics, written language, and academic knowledge. Areas of reading, mathematics, and written language each include tests of basic skills, fluency, and application. Academic…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Scoring, Test Construction, Item Analysis
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Kim, Helyn; Murrah, William M.; Cameron, Claire E.; Brock, Laura L.; Cottone, Elizabeth A.; Grissmer, David – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
Children's early motor competence is associated with social development and academic achievement. However, few studies have examined teacher reports of children's motor skills. This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Motor Skills Rating Scale (MSRS), a 19-item measure of children's teacher-reported motor skills in the classroom.…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Rating Scales, Measures (Individuals), Mathematics Achievement
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Cormier, Damien C.; McGrew, Kevin S.; Ysseldyke, James E. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
The increasing diversity of the U.S. population has resulted in increased concerns about the psychological assessment of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. To date, little empirical research supports recommendations in test selection and interpretation, such as those presented in the Culture-Language Interpretative…
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Scores, Validity, Classification
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Lewandowski, Lawrence; Gathje, Rebecca A.; Lovett, Benjamin J.; Gordon, Michael – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
College students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often request and receive extended time to complete high-stakes exams and classroom tests. This study examined the performances and behaviors of college students on computerized simulations of high-stakes exams. Thirty-five college students with ADHD were compared to 185 typical…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Comparative Analysis, Testing, Vocabulary
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Diamantopoulou, Sofia; Pina, Violeta; Valero-Garcia, Ana V.; Gonzalez-Salinas, Carmen; Fuentes, Luis J. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2012
This study validated the four mathematics tests of the Spanish version of the Woodcock-Johnson III (WJ-III) Achievement (ACH) battery for use in the first six grades of school in Spain. Developmental effects and gender differences were also examined. Participants were a normal population sample of 424 (216 boys) children aged 6 to 13 years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement
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Hale, Andrea D.; Skinner, Christopher H.; Wilhoit, Brian; Ciancio, Dennis; Morrow, Jennifer A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2012
Maze and reading comprehension rate measures are calculated by using measures of reading speed and measures of accuracy (i.e., correctly selected words or answers). In sixth- and seventh-grade samples, we found that the measures of reading speed embedded within our Maze measures accounted for 50% and 39% of broad reading score (BRS) variance,…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Accuracy, Cloze Procedure, Multiple Choice Tests
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Lewandowski, Lawrence J.; Lovett, Benjamin J.; Rogers, Cynthia L. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2008
Testing accommodations have become a common component of services for students with disabilities at all levels of education. This study examined the effect of a common testing accommodation--extended time--on the reading comprehension test performance of high school students. Sixty-four students, half of whom had learning disabilities (LDs) in the…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Reading Comprehension
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