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TitleDevelopment of a word reading test: identifying students at-risk for reading problems
Author(s)Chaves-Sousa, Séli
Santos, Sandra Cristina Silva
Viana, Fernanda Leopoldina
Vale, Ana Paula
Cadime, Irene Maria Dias
Prieto, Gerardo
Ribeiro, Iolanda
KeywordsRasch Model
Word reading
At-risk readers
Reading problems
Issue date2017
JournalLearning and Individual Differences
Abstract(s)The aim of this study was twofold. In Study 1, we described the development of four forms of a test of word read- ing (TLP – Teste de Leitura de Palavras) for elementary school children (grades 1 to 4), using the Rasch model. An initial pool of 142 words was selected and tested on 905 Portuguese students. Rasch analyses allowed the devel- opment of a shorter version of the test for each grade with adjusted values concerning reliability coefficients and item local independence. In Study 2 (n = 325), the classification accuracy of the TLP to identify at-risk students for reading problems was examined based on several indices. Results indicated that each test form of the TLP pre- sented overall satisfactory classification accuracy in identifying at-risk readers with a criterion of 0.80 to set the sensitivity levels.
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