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Predictive validity of the get ready to read! Screener

Title: Predictive validity of the get ready to read! Screener: concurrent and long-term relations with reading-related skills.
Name(s): Phillips, Beth M, author
Lonigan, Christopher J, author
Wyatt, Marcy A, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2009-03-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examined concurrent and longitudinal relations for the Get Ready to Read! (GRTR) emergent literacy screener. This measure, within a battery of oral language, letter knowledge, decoding, and phonological awareness tests, was administered to 204 preschool children (mean age = 53.6, SD = 5.78; 55% male) from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Subgroups were reassessed at 6 months and 16 and 37 months later. Results indicate strong relations between the GRTR and the literacy and language assessments. Long-term follow-up indicated that the screener was significantly related to some reading-related measures, including decoding skills. These results support the utility of the GRTR as a brief, valid measure of children's emergent literacy skills. The GRTR holds promise as a tool useful for educators, parents, and others in regular contact with preschool children to help determine those who may be at risk for later reading difficulties and could benefit from intervention and focused instruction in emergent literacy.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_19074622 (IID), 10.1177/0022219408326209 (DOI), PMC3875120 (PMCID), 19074622 (RID), 19074622 (EID), 0022219408326209 (PII)
Grant Number: P50 HD052120, P50 HD052120-01
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at
Subject(s): Awareness
Child, Preschool
Dyslexia/prevention & control
Early Diagnosis
Early Intervention (Education)
Language Development Disorders/diagnosis
Language Development Disorders/prevention & control
Longitudinal Studies
Mass Screening/statistics & numerical data
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of learning disabilities.
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 42

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Phillips, B. M., Lonigan, C. J., & Wyatt, M. A. (2009). Predictive validity of the get ready to read! Screener: concurrent and long-term relations with reading-related skills. Journal Of Learning Disabilities. Retrieved from