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Towards an understanding of dimensions, predictors, and gender gap in written composition.

Title: Towards an understanding of dimensions, predictors, and gender gap in written composition.
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Name(s): Kim, Young-Suk, author
Al Otaiba, Stephanie, author
Wanzek, Jeanne, author
Gatlin, Brandy, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2015-02-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: We had three aims in the present study: (1) to examine the dimensionality of various evaluative approaches to scoring writing samples (e.g., quality, productivity, and curriculum based writing [CBM]) , (2) to investigate unique language and cognitive predictors of the identified dimensions, and (3) to examine gender gap in the identified dimensions of writing. These questions were addressed using data from second and third grade students (N = 494). Data were analyzed using confirmatory factor analysis and multilevel modeling. Results showed that writing quality, productivity, and CBM scoring were dissociable constructs, but that writing quality and CBM scoring were highly related (r = .82). Language and cognitive predictors differed among the writing outcomes. Boys had lower writing scores than girls even after accounting for language, reading, attention, spelling, handwriting automaticity, and rapid automatized naming. Results are discussed in light of writing evaluation and a developmental model of writing.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_25937667 (IID), 10.1037/a0037210 (DOI), PMC4414052 (PMCID), 25937667 (RID), 25937667 (EID)
Keywords: CBM, Dimensionality, Gender, Writing Productivity, Writing Quality
Grant Number: P50 HD052120
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4414052.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_25937667
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of educational psychology.
0022-0663
Issue: iss. 1, vol. 107

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Kim, Y. -S., Al Otaiba, S., Wanzek, J., & Gatlin, B. (2015). Towards an understanding of dimensions, predictors, and gender gap in written composition. Journal Of Educational Psychology. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_25937667