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Emergent Literacy Screeners for Preschool Children

Title: Emergent Literacy Screeners for Preschool Children: An Evaluation of Get Ready to Read! and Individual Growth and Development Indicators.
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Name(s): Wilson, Shauna Brook, author
Lonigan, Christopher J., professor directing thesis
Licht, Mark H., committee member
Schatschneider, Chris, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Children's reading success throughout elementary school can be predicted from their emergent literacy skills; thus, researchers have begun to increase their focus on preschool educational environments in an attempt to identify children at risk for later reading difficulty. Because in-depth diagnostic measures are often expensive and time-consuming to administer, researchers have developed emergent literacy screeners that can help identify children who have poor emergent literacy skills. In this study, 177 preschoolers were administered two emergent literacy screeners, the Get Ready to Read! (GRTR) and the Individual Growth and Development Indicators (IGDIs) and a diagnostic measure, the Test of Preschool Early Literacy (TOPEL) at two time points. Results suggested that the GRTR either matched or outperformed the IGDIs in terms of test-retest reliability, concurrent validity with the TOPEL, and the ability to predict TOPEL scores three months after initial screening.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0908 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2007.
Date of Defense: Date of Defense: August 8, 2007.
Keywords: Screener, Emergent Literacy, ROC Curves, Assessment, Preschool
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Christopher J. Lonigan, Professor Directing Thesis; Mark H. Licht, Committee Member; Chris Schatschneider, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-0908
Owner Institution: FSU

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Wilson, S. B. (2007). Emergent Literacy Screeners for Preschool Children: An Evaluation of Get Ready to Read! and Individual Growth and Development Indicators. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-0908