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ERIC Number: ED531521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
The Development of Middle School Passage Reading Fluency Measures for Use in a Progress Monitoring Assessment System. Technical Report # 46
Alonzo, Julie; Park, Bitnara J.; Tindal, Gerald
Behavioral Research and Teaching
This technical report describes the development of progress monitoring measures in the area of Reading Comprehension. Measures were developed for grades 6 through 8. Twenty alternate forms of each measure were created. Passages were written by graduate students and reviewed by the lead author, as well as teachers and panels of graduate students. The consistency of the alternate forms was analyzed using classical statistics, including differences and mean correlations. Information about the relative difficulty of the passages was used to identify nine passages that were of similar difficulty levels. The other passages were adjusted to be better aligned with this set in terms of difficulty. Data on the difficulty of each passage and a summary of revisions are presented. Appended are: (1) Test Specifications for Creating Passage Reading Fluency Measures; (2) Example Fifth Grade Passage Reading Fluency Test: Student Copy; and (3) Example Fifth-Grade Passage Reading Fluency Test: Assessor Copy. (Contains 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Oregon, Behavioral Research and Teaching (BRT)