Table 6

 Comparison of teacher assessment of reading accuracy and comprehension, and Neale reading accuracy and comprehension scores (standardised mean = 100, standard deviation = 15)

Teacher ratingNeale reading accuracy/comprehension scoreTotal
>115115–8584–70<70Not tested
Reading accuracy: weighted kappa = 0.51; percentage agreement = 49.2%.
Reading comprehension: weighted kappa = 0.36; percentage agreement = 33.6%.
Reading accuracy
11334101866
2440402270
30131102549
402801424
Incomplete/no response19301831
Total189827097240
Reading comprehension
1140302064
22281602268
30131302551
401801827
Incomplete/no response07401930
Total389440104240