By Natalie Rathvon PhD
This critical source bargains a state of the art framework and functional instruments for screening and assessing K-2 scholars in danger for examining difficulties. supplied are severe studies of forty two particular measures, chosen for optimum technical caliber and provided in a transparent, standardized structure. Encapsulated are the medical foundation for every device; the elements of interpreting acquisition measured; management, scoring, and interpretation systems; the instrument's psychometric soundness and value; linkages to intervention; resource; and value. certain case examples drawn from the author's perform support the reader greater comprehend the kind of details generated through each one degree and exhibit how effects could be written up in a number of potent file codecs.
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Extra info for Early Reading Assessment: A Practitioner's Handbook
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF MEASURES This book does not attempt to review every available instrument that measures some aspect of early reading acquisition or reading achievement in early primary grade children. Instead, it focuses on measures that combine psychometric soundness with usability, and it describes them in sufficient detail that practitioners can evaluate their appropriateness for their own purposes, settings, and examinee populations. The measures included in this book were located by searching databases, journals, books, test catalogs, and reading-related Web sites and by contacting test authors and publishers.
Second, locally normed measures increase the opportunity for linkages between assessment and instruction because testing can include materials to which students have been exposed in the school curriculum. Using local norms to evaluate student performance on reading screening measures is not without problems, however. Local norms can be unstable if the sample size is small, and performance levels may fluctuate from year to year, depending on the characteristics of the student population and the instructional environment.
TEST CITATIONS, LISTINGS, AND SOURCES To enhance readability and conserve space, test citations are provided the first time a test is discussed and, for each of the 42 measures, the first time the test name appears in the review, but not thereafter. For tests with multiple editions, a citation is given the first time each edition is mentioned, and only the name of the test is given subsequently. Tests reviewed in this text are listed alphabetically at the beginning of this book, as well as in the subject index located at the back.