An attempted standardization of a reading and writing skills test used at Oregon State University's Communication Skills Center Public Deposited

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  • The objective of the investigator in carrying out this study is: to evaluate the reliability and validity of the ENGLISH SKILLS TEST-REVISED (EST-R); to construct local norms based on a small sample of subjects from Oregon State University's WR. 40X; to investigate the statistical terms and methods used in educational test standardizations; to review standardized tests used for placement in college English programs; to probe the general issue of campus communication skills centers; and to study the application of reading instruction in remedial English programs. The EST-R is a revision of the test currently used by several departments at Oregon State University as an English proficiency test. It is also used by the Communication Skills Center for placement in English composition classes. The test consists of five subtests: Reading, Spelling, Grammatical Usage, Vocabulary and Essay Correction. This study outlines administration and scoring procedures and provides information regarding assessment of EST-R scores. The standardization is based on three EST-R administrations: as a pre-test to 33 WR. 40X students; as a post-test to 16 WR. 40X students; and as a pre-test to 45 WR. 230 students. Test scores, frequencies, mean, median, standard deviation and range for each group are given for the Reading Test and for the combined Spelling, Grammatical Usage, Vocabulary and Essay Correction test. Transformed scores (percentile rank, z- and Z-scores) are provided for the Wr. 40X Reading pre-test and combined pre-test. The Kuder-Richardson 20 (K-R 20) subtest reliability for the tested groups ranges from -0.059 to 0.891. The K-R 20 reliability of the Spelling, Grammatical Usage, Vocabulary and Essary Correction tests combined ranges from 0.750 to 0.849. Criterion-related validity was explored using validity coefficients and group separation. This data indicates the EST-R is a valid indicator of the effects of WR. 40X instruction.
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