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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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PINHEIRO, Ângela Maria Vieira  and  COSTA, Anna Edith Bellico da. EACOL - Scale of evaluation of reading competence by the teacher: development through criteria and agreement among judges. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2015, vol.28, n.1, pp.77-86. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1678-7153.201528109.

The purpose of this study was to describe the development of the Scale of Evaluation of Reading Competence by the Teacher (EACOL) for elementary school children and present the preliminary findings of its validity and reliability. Procedures: (a) elaboration of items and criteria; (b) validation by judgment of specialists; and (c) definition of the final shape of the instrument and its scoring. Results: the items of forms A (for pupils of the 2ndyear, n= 23) and B (for pupils from the 3rd to the 5th year, n = 27) of the EACOL are divided into "reading aloud" and "silent reading". In both forms, each child was classified in one of the three categories: "Reads well", "Reads reasonably" and "Reads poorly". Conclusion: after the suggested improvements, the EACOL will be a valid and reliable instrument.

Keywords : Indirect measure of reading aloud and silently by children; validation; reliability.

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