Comparing the performance of older low-progress readers on the York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension with performance on the Neale Analysis of Reading Ability and other measures of reading and related skills

Kevin Wheldall*, Sarah Arakelian

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (YARC) with the Neale Analysis of Reading Ability (NARA) and other measures of reading and related skills with a sample of older low-progress readers and to provide additional information regarding the validity of the YARC in Australia. The data from an opportunity sample of 78 older low-progress readers from two literacy tutorial centres, assessed on a battery of tests of reading and related skills, prior to intervention, were analysed. Correlations of the YARC with other measures were generally high and the YARC also appeared to yield similar mean reading age estimates as the NARA and other measures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-166
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Journal of Learning Difficulties
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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