Validation of a computerized test for initial reading in Colombian schoolchildren

Cadavid Ruiz Natalia, Quijano Martínez María-Cristina, Pablo Escobar, Ricardo Rosas, Marcela Tenorio

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The present study aims to validate the reading test ABCDeti in Colombian schoolchildren. Two-hundred sixty-five children, aged 5 to 8 years old, between the grades of transition and second grade, all residents of Cali (Colombia), were assessed with two reading tests, ABCDeti and the dimensions of Habilidades metalingüísticas and Lectura from the neuropsyhological battery Eva-luación Neuropsicológica Infantil. Results showed that ABCDeti has an internal consistency, calculated for each school grade, ranged between .68 and .74. On the other hand, convergent validity was α = .68 to .79.on each school grade. Factor analysis, performed by school grade, explained between 45% y 54% of the data variance. Briefly, the results of the present study suggest that ABCDeti is a valid test to assess initial reading skills in Colombian schoolchildren.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)98-109
Number of pages12
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Beginning reading
  • Emergence literacy
  • Instrument validation
  • Phonological awareness
  • Reading skills
  • Reading test

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