Sunday, November 25, 2007

Oral reading tests may result in inappropriate placements

Oral reading tests fail to distinguish children who have trouble understanding words from those with language-based disorders, according to a new study published in the November issue of Reading Psychology. The use of such screening tests can result in students being inappropriately placed or delay treatment for learning disorders, researchers say. The study suggests the use of silent reading tests and limited use of oral screenings. ScienceDaily

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