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dc.contributor.advisorVaughn, Sharon, 1952-
dc.contributor.advisorDodd, Barbara Glenzing
dc.creatorWeisenburgh, Amy Boward
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T22:46:54Z
dc.date.available2012-02-01T22:46:54Z
dc.date.created2011-12
dc.date.issued2012-02-01
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-4132
dc.descriptiontext
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.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectReading
dc.subjectAssessment
dc.subjectScreening
dc.subjectResponse-to-intervention
dc.subjectItem response theory
dc.subjectScreening measures
dc.subjectLearning disabilities
dc.subjectGifted education
dc.subjectRasch model
dc.titleDeveloping a screening measure for at-risk and advanced beginning readers to enhance response-to-intervention frameworks using the Rasch model
dc.date.updated2012-02-01T22:47:02Z
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-4132
dc.description.departmentSpecial Education
dc.type.genrethesis*
thesis.degree.departmentSpecial Education
thesis.degree.disciplineSpecial Education
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy


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