Sensitivity, Specificity, LR+, and LR-: What Are They and How Do You Compute Them?

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This paper demonstrates how to calculate and utilize sensitivity, specificity, LR+, and LR- statistics with Star Reading to measure annual skill acquisition and predict performance on Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). These calculations can be utilized when making data-informed decisions about students.

Citation: Edman, E. W., & Runge, T. J. (2014, September). Sensitivity, specificity, LR+, and LR-: What are they and how do you compute them? Indiana, PA: Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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