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Neuropsicologia Latinoamericana

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FERRERES, Aldo; ABUSAMRA, Valeria; CASAJUS, Andrea  y  CHINA, Nancy. Adaptation and preliminary study of a brief test to evaluate reading efficacy (TECLE). Neuropsicologia Latinoamericana [online]. 2011, vol.3, n.1, pp.1-7. ISSN 2075-9479.

In Spanish, there are very few brief tests to evaluate reading efficacy and to detect difficulties in this area that can be applied collectively. The availability of this type of tool is important for educational, clinical, and research purposes. One of the tests that meet these requirements is the 'Test colectivo de eficacia lectora' (TECLE). The objectives of the present work were to adapt the TECLE to the lexical syntactic features of Buenos Aires and to undertake a preliminary study of the local school-age population (693 students in grades 5, 6, and 7) in order to evaluate how the items operate and to consider the influence of variables such as sex, grade, educational opportunities, and type of school (state or private). The results showed that the items have a suitable level of difficulty and that performance at the test is influenced by grade and the level of educational opportunities but not by sex. It was also observed that when the level of educational opportunities is suitably controlled, students that attend public schools perform better than those who attend private schools. These preliminary results suggest that the adaptation of the test works suitably and provides relevant information for future studies of validity, reliability, and standardization.

Palabras clave : Evaluation; Screening; Reading efficacy; Adaptation.

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