|From the CEEE and
the Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
English Reading Comprehension Test
||English Reading Comprehension Test|
||Multiple Choice Achievement|
||Reading/Writing in L2|
||English Language Learner|
The English Reading Comprehension Test, a translation of the Spanish Reading Comprehension Test, is appropriate for use with grades 1-12 and adults. It was developed and normed in Mexico and can be used for pre- and post-testing in bilingual education programs, to measure achievement in reading in the English language classroom, to identify learning disabilities and academic giftedness among monolingual English speakers, and to place adults in language or bilingual education classes. The form used for grades 7-12 and adults involves reading short narrative and expository texts and answering a series of 4-option multiple choice questions about each one. The form used with grades 1-6, also includes some one-word pictured identifications and common sense questions like "What color are bananas?". For grades 1-6, the KR estimate of reliability ranges from .90-.94. Content validity was established by using Mexican curriculum materials to develop test questions. Norms at this level were established with more than 4000 Mexican students. Information on reliability, validity, and norms for the grades 7-12 level is not part of the EAC East collection. No separate norms for the English language version have been established. Scoring is done by hand using an answer key and raw scores are converted to grade equivalents and percentile ranks by the test administrator using charts included with the test materials.