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Temas em Psicologia

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LUCIO, Patrícia Silva  and  PINHEIRO, Ângela Maria Vieira. New psychometric studies for the reading subtest of the test of school performance. Temas psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.22, n.1, pp. 109-119. ISSN 1413-389X.

This study reports the item analysis of the reading subscale of the School Performance Test (Stein, 1994) answered by 341 children from 2nd to 5th grades of Belo Horizonte city. Two sets of items were selected taking as reference different criteria of correction - one presented in the test manual (A1) and another, which considered syllabication and self-correction as incorrect responses. Only 28.6% of the original items presented suitable discrimination indices by the A1 Criterion and 48.6% by the A2. The accuracy for both criteria was high. For each new set of items, intra-group norms were offered. The data indicate that the A2 Criterion produced more promising results than that of A1.

Keywords : School Performance Test; item analysis; reading; criterion.

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