Alternative Methods of Scoring Oral Reading Inventories This paper examines two general methods of scoring oral reading inventories employing textual passages. Either the total number of oral alterations can be used as an index to reading ability, or only those alterations that disrupt the semantic structure of the text can be used. There are relative advantages and ... Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1980
Alternative Methods of Scoring Oral Reading Inventories
 
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  • Gerard Giordano is affiliated with the College of Education, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003. Requests for reprints may be sent there.
    Gerard Giordano is affiliated with the College of Education, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003. Requests for reprints may be sent there.×
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Research Article   |   October 01, 1980
Alternative Methods of Scoring Oral Reading Inventories
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1980, Vol. 11, 223-228. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1104.223
History: Received September 24, 1979 , Accepted February 1, 1980
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1980, Vol. 11, 223-228. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1104.223
History: Received September 24, 1979; Accepted February 1, 1980

This paper examines two general methods of scoring oral reading inventories employing textual passages. Either the total number of oral alterations can be used as an index to reading ability, or only those alterations that disrupt the semantic structure of the text can be used. There are relative advantages and disadvantages to each of these methods of scoring. By dividing the total number of oral alterations by the number of semantically incompatible alterations that a reader commits, an indication of the potential limitations of each method of scoring can be calculated.

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