Achievement Error Differences of Students With Reading Versus Math Disorders

Maria Avitia, Emily DeBiase, Matthew Pagirsky, Melissa M. Root, Meiko Howell, Xingyu Pan, Tawnya Knupp, Xiaochen Liu
  • Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, September 2016, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0734282916669209

Types of errors between students with Reading vs Math disorders

What is it about?

This study looks at the similarities and differences in the type of academic errors students with Reading vs Math disorders make.

Why is it important?

This study showed that students with Reading and Math disorders are more alike in the type of errors they make than different. While a student may have a specific disability, either in math or reading, it is important to assess and provide intervention to all areas of weakness.


Ms Maria J Avitia
University of Connecticut

I was surprised by these results as I expected students with a disability in one area to be significantly different from those student with a disability in a different area. This study shows that while students may have a specific learning disability in reading, there may be some crossover with math due to processing difficulties and vise versa.

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