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Avaliação Psicológica

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CUNHA, Neide de Brito; FERRAZ, Adriana Satico  and  SANTOS, Acácia Aparecida Angeli dos. Psychometric study of the Metatextual Awareness Assessment Questionnaire. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2021, vol.20, n.4, pp.401-409. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aimed to investigate the psychometric properties of the Metatextual Awareness Assessment Questionnaire (Questionário de Avaliação da Consciência Metatextual; QACM). The sample consisted of 618 students from the 3rd to the 5th year of public schools, aged between 8 and 13. The instruments used were the QACM and two Cloze tests, which assess reading comprehension. There was evidence of validity based on the internal structure for the 15-item version of the QACM (RMSEA = .03; CFI and TLI = .98). Evidence of validity based on the relationship with other variables, criterion type, was established by identifying differences in performance in the QACM according to the school year variable. The QACM presented 42% and 38% of the variance explained by Cloze 1 and 2, respectively, providing evidence of validity based on the relationship with other variables, convergent type. Psychopedagogical implications are discussed, considering possible alternative uses for the instrument.

Keywords : metalinguistic skill; reading skills; psychometric parameters; Cloze test; test validity.

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