Foundations of fluency-based assessments in behavioral and psychometric paradigms

Theodore J. Christ, Ethan R. Van Norman, Peter M. Nelson

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The chapter presents previous and near term applications and innovations for the assessment of rate-based measures such as fluency. The historical and future developments are discussed within the context of an ideographic behavioral and nomothetic psychometric paradigms of assessment. These paradigms are described and contrasted with descriptions of classical test theory (CTT), generalizability theory (GT), and item response theory (IRT). The interpretation and use argument (IUA) is used to frame the contemporary view on unified validity. These theoretical models are combined with an applied perspective to contextualize and encourage future developments in the measurement of fluency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Fluency Construct
Subtitle of host publicationCurriculum-Based Measurement Concepts and Applications
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781493928033
ISBN (Print)9781493928026
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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