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Early Evidence of the Psychometric Characteristics and Usability of the E- book Quality-Rating Tool in the Primary Grades Public

With the electronic book a rapidly growing alternative to the traditional book in reading programs, there is an increasing need for classroom-based tools that support e-book selection for use in literacy instruction. This study continues the technical development of an e-book quality-rating tool (EQRT) for teachers, testing its technical adequacy and usability with primary grade teachers. This investigation focused on (1) the reliability of the EQRT on a sample of e-books rated by primary grade teachers, (2) the types of e-books primary grade level teachers select for use in the classroom, and (3) the quality ratings of e-books by primary grade level teachers. Results indicated strong reliability of the tool when teachers were provided access and instruction and a preference towards informational text e-book titles.

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Creator
Brueck, Jeremy S.
Salem, Jr., Joseph Albert
Keyword
e-books, elementary, primary grades, literacy
Published Date
2017
Resource type
Article
Source
Journal of Literacy and Technology
Size
353 KB
Total items
1
Rights
Attribution 4.0 International

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