SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.15 issue3Therapist Personal Style Short Questionnaire: Validity evidenceProblematic narcissistic-identity in adolescent sex abusers: Contributions from the Parisian Rorschach School author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Avaliação Psicológica

Print version ISSN 1677-0471On-line version ISSN 2175-3431


FERNANDES, Débora Cecilio  and  SISTO, Fermino Fernandes. Development of a computerized orthography assessment test. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.3, pp.308-317. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aimed to develop a new computerized version of the Word Recognition Assessment Scale. The scale was initially administered in 2001 to 338 students from second to fifth grades of three schools from São Paulo’s countryside. Children’s mean age was 8.81 years old (SD=.42). In 2013, the computerized version was administered to 269 students from second to fifth grades, whose mean age was 8.90 (SD=1.06). Some 116 items were eliminated, based on difficulty index, redundant difficulty levels, adjustment indexes and linguistic difficulty, originating a scale composed of 55 items. Rasch analysis evidenced a better adjustment, and ANOVA indicated significant differences among children from second to fifth grades. Results were interpreted as validity evidences for the new version of the instrument. Nevertheless, further psychometric studies are necessary.

Keywords : writing; orthography; psychometrics.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License