Title page for ETD etd-07032009-143701

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Henderson, Marie Young
URN etd-07032009-143701
Title Predicting Performance on High Stakes Testing: Validity and Accuracy of Curriculum-Based Measurement of Reading and Writing
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
George Noell Committee Chair
Frank Gresham Committee Member
Jeffrey Tiger Committee Member
Kristin A Gansle Committee Member
Mark J. Schafer Dean's Representative
  • Curriculum-Based Measurement
  • high stakes testing
  • writing
  • reading
  • CBM
Date of Defense 2009-06-19
Availability unrestricted
The purpose of the current investigation was to determine which curriculum-based measures of written expression demonstrated adequate technical characteristics and provided useful information towards predicting performance on a state-standardized assessment. Data collected from 124 third grade students was used for the study. Curriculum-based measures of reading and writing collected three times within the school year were utilized as the independent variables for predicting the dependent variables. Writing samples were scored using 9 indices of writing. Results from a state standardized assessment (iLEAP) were used as the dependent variables. The study found reliability coefficients for writing indices to be consistent with previous investigations. Principle components analysis revealed a consistent three component solution for the writing indices across benchmark periods. Regression analyses revealed percent correct word sequences, fall words spelled correctly, and winter complete sentences to be significant predictors; however, only fall words spelled correctly and winter complete sentences contributed to fall oral reading fluency for predicting the passing status of students.
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