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Temas em Psicologia

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LUCIO, Patrícia Silva  and  PINHEIRO, Ângela Maria Vieira. Scale of Evaluation of Reading Competence by the Teacher (EACOL): evidence of criterion validity. Temas psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.21, n.2, pp. 499-511. ISSN 1413-389X.

The Scale of Assessment of Reading Competence of Students by the Professor (EACOL) was created with the goal of providing a quick and inexpensive screening for learning difficulties of students by teachers. The present study investigates the correlation between the performance of children in reading single words aloud and their evaluation by the teachers in the EACOL. We evaluated 137 children (52% female) attending the 2nd to the 5th year of schooling in the city of Belo Horizonte. In general, the correlations between children's performance in reading words and EACOL were moderate, and the agreement in performance was better between lower ability classifications. The results are promising, but point to the need for adjustments to the items of EACOL in order to improve the agreement in the highest levels of skill.

Keywords : Reading; hetero-assessment; criterion validity.

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