Component II examined the appropriateness of a read-aloud accommodation provided to RLD students. Students without reading-based learning disabilities who did not receive an accommodation (NRLD-non-accommodated) were compared to RLD-accommodated and RLD-non-accommodated students. Through DIF analyses, it was found that the read-aloud accommodation resulted in more items displaying DIF in the RLD-accommodated/NRLD-non-accommodated comparison than in the RLD-non-accommodated/NRLD-non-accommodated comparison. This result suggests that the construct for RLD students is more similar to the construct for NRLD students when both groups are assessed without the read-aloud accommodation than when the RLD students are assessed with the accommodation.Table 3.4 Number of NRLD students by Gender and Race for Eighth-Grade Note: Percentages are in parentheses Materials Scores on the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests (GMRT) fourth edition reading comprehension subtest (MacGinitie , W.H., MacGinitie, R. K., Maria K., ... The passages related to setting in 4th grade and 8th grade were excluded from the analyses since there was only one setting anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Effect of a Read-aloud Accommodation on Items on a Reading Comprehension Test for Students with Reading-based Learning Disabilities|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|