Construction of adolescent digital reading assessment

Kuei Lin Chang, Chi Jung Huang

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The purpose of this study was to construct the Taiwan Adolescent Digital Reading Assessment (TADRA) and further to examine its validity. Researchers took the structure of the PISA 2009 electronic reading assessment (ERA) and Leu's (2004) online reading literacy as references to develop this tool which included three aspects: access and retrieve, integrate and interpret, and reflect and evaluate. Assessment material taken was from digital archive resources which possess high academic and educational value. The assessment system was developed on Internet/www platform, and runs and scors through ASP.NET. A pilot study was carried out in a junior high and high school in Taiwan. A total of 415 students, 216 8th graders and 199 10th graders, participated in the pilot study. Academic achievement of subjects was collected for preliminary testing TDARA's validity. After adapting classical testing theory (CTT) and item response theory (IRT), the results shown that P value is between 0.36-0.05, item difficulty parameter b is between 0.06-0.79, item discrimination is good (D=0.33-0.34); correlation coefficients between TADRA and Chinese is between 0.45-0.50, which is highest among all schools grades. This pattern demonstrates sensible supporting evidence for convergent and discriminant validity. Thease finding also indicate that basic searching ability is a requirement for online reading, hence differentiating online and offline reading.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Measurement and Test III
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 3rd International Conference on Advanced Measurement and Test, AMT 2013 - Xiamen, China
Duration: 2013 Mar 132013 Mar 14

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


Conference2013 3rd International Conference on Advanced Measurement and Test, AMT 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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