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dc.contributor.advisorVaughn, Sharon, 1952-en
dc.contributor.advisorDodd, Barbara Glenzingen
dc.creatorWeisenburgh, Amy Bowarden
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T22:46:54Zen
dc.date.available2012-02-01T22:46:54Zen
dc.date.issued2011-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-4132en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe Rasch model was employed to analyze the psychometric properties of a diagnostic reading assessment and then create five short forms (n = 10, 16, 22, 28, 34 items) with an optimal test information function. The goal was to develop a universal screening measure that second grade teachers can use to identify advanced and at-risk readers to enhance Response-to-Intervention frameworks. These groups were targeted because both will need differentiated instruction in order to improve reading skills. The normative dataset of a national reading test developed with classical test theory methods was used to estimate person and item parameters. The measurement precision and classification accuracy of each short form was evaluated with the second grade students in the normative sample. Compared with full bank scores, all short forms produced highly correlated scores. The degree to which each short form identified exceptional readers was also analyzed. In consideration of classification accuracy and time-efficiency, the findings were most robust for the 10-item form.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectReadingen
dc.subjectAssessmenten
dc.subjectScreeningen
dc.subjectResponse-to-interventionen
dc.subjectItem response theoryen
dc.subjectScreening measuresen
dc.subjectLearning disabilitiesen
dc.subjectGifted educationen
dc.subjectRasch modelen
dc.titleDeveloping a screening measure for at-risk and advanced beginning readers to enhance response-to-intervention frameworks using the Rasch modelen
dc.date.updated2012-02-01T22:47:02Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-4132en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLinan-Thompson, Sylviaen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberO'Reilly, Marken
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRieth, Herben
dc.description.departmentSpecial Educationen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentSpecial Educationen
thesis.degree.disciplineSpecial Educationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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