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Title: 
Development of reading tests at the primary level
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Apr-1993
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Lim, T. K. (1993, April). Development of reading tests at the primary level. Paper presented at the 7th International Objective Measurement Workshop, Atlanta, USA.
Abstract: 
Measures of attainment for reading comprehension for Primary 3 and 5 pupils (equivalent to Grade 3 and 5) were developed as part of a package for pupil profiling at the primary level. Items were written to test reading comprehension skills in the following are as following instructions, locating relevant information source, following sequence of ideas, anticipating story development, making inferences and reading for main ideas. Examples of items would be given to illustrate testing each of the reading skills. In line with the overall approach of the project, special attention would be paid to the construction of items to incorporate diagnostic features which would contribute towards remediation. The items were pilot tested in two school involved in the profiling project. Despite the small sample size, item response theory was applied to analyze the items to explore the fit of the items and its inclusion in the test. In addition, classical item analysis, providing information on the point biseral of the options, was used to consider the quality of the discriminators.
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This paper was presented at the 7th International Objective Measurement Workshop, held in Atlanta, USA from 10 - 11 Apr 1993
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