Systematic Assessment of Book Reading
The Systematic Assessment of Book Reading (SABR) is an observational tool designed to characterize the quality of classroom-based shared-reading sessions in early childhood settings. Our recent psychometric investigations of the tool examined reliability levels for each of the SABR's five constructs, as well as delayed alternate-form reliability and inter-rater reliability. The tools' factor structure and construct validity were also assessed. Findings provided preliminary evidence that the SABR is a reliable and valid tool. Future research will work on refining the tool and the reliability of each of its five constructs.
Materials available for download include the training manual and SABR coding sheets. Individuals who want to use the SABR for educational purposes should carefully review the training manual and progress through the reliability training process described within the manual.
These materials may be used for educational purposes. They are not to be reproduced, sold, or used for commercial purposes. Their use in any reports or presentations must be fully cited, as:
Justice, L. M., Zucker, T. A., & Sofka, A. (2007). Systematic Assessment of Book ReadingColumbus, OH: Preschool Language and Literacy Lab.
Please contact Laura Justice (email@example.com) for additional information.