Development of Diagnostic Test in Reading for Grade 7


  • Art V. Mangubat Bula National High School



Language arts and reading, reading test development, mixed-method developmental research design, Philippines


 Reading is unquestionably a crucial component of any educational system because it not only underlies it but also permeates its aspects. Therefore, reading should be appropriately assessed. This mixed-methods developmental study developed a test package for assessing the reading competency of Grade 7 learners. The researcher used a variety of scales for validation, attribute assessment, assessment adherence principles, and indicators of a good reading diagnostic test. Analysis methods included mean, weighted mean, difficulty-discrimination indices, and Cronbach's Alpha. It was revealed that the comprehension test has a strong reliability score for a classroom test (a=.700). In contrast, the vocabulary test has a somewhat low-reliability score (a=.600). The validity results indicated that the fluency test was extremely valid (4.535), while both vocabulary and comprehension tests were very valid (4.322, 4.486). It was described as very good (4.33), and the experts concurred that it adheres to the indicators of a good reading diagnostic test (fluency: 1.00; vocabulary: 0.97; and comprehension: 0.97). Generally, the reading diagnostic test is a valid and reliable instrument for assessing students' reading competence levels, particularly in terms of fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, but further validation is required.


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Author Biography

  • Art V. Mangubat, Bula National High School

    Bula, Camarines Sur, Philippines


Clay, B. (2011). Is This a Is Trick Question? A Short Guide to Writing Effective Test Questions.







How to Cite

Development of Diagnostic Test in Reading for Grade 7. (2023). JPAIR Multidisciplinary Research, 53(1), 236-252.

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