Further progress towards a standardised curriculum-based measure of reading: calibrating a new passage reading test against the New South Wales basic skills test

Alison Madelaine, Kevin Wheldall

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    Abstract

    Results are presented from a pilot study and a larger scale study aligning a curriculum-based passage reading test, the Wheldall Assessment of Reading Passages (WARP), with the literacy components of the New South Wales Basic Skills Test (BST). A strong relationship between the WARP and BST Literacy is demonstrated, particularly for Year 3 students. Representative (approximate) norms for students in Years One to 5 on the WARP are reported, based on the results from a school with a BST literacy profile that is very similar to that for the state of New South Wales as a whole.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)87-94
    Number of pages8
    JournalAustralian journal of learning disabilities
    Volume10
    Issue number3/4
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Keywords

    • curriculum based assessment
    • non English speaking background
    • reading
    • teaching reading

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