Date of Award
Graduate School of Education and Professional Development
Type of Degree
Fred Jay Krieg
Elizabeth Kelley Rhoades
The purpose of the current study was to determine the relationship between the Screening to Enhance Equitable Placement (STEEP) and the Dyslexia Screening Instrument (DSI) to deem STEEP a valuable tool for identifying children who may be at risk for a learning disability or dyslexia. The following research question was examined: What is the concurrent validity of STEEP, as a screening instrument for identifying at risk students for learning disabilities by comparing it to the Dyslexia Screening Instrument? In this study, students in first through fourth grade classrooms at a rural Southeastern Ohio elementary school who were administered STEEP and obtained a Mastery/Instructional Math score and a Frustrational Reading score were identified and were administered the DSI. The results of the study indicate that the probability of a consistent score on the DSI and STEEP are zero. Conclusions and recommendations for further research were discussed.
Nease, Chandra, "The Advantage of STEEP as a Method to Identify Elementary School Children who are At-Risk for Learning Disabilities" (2004). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 137.