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ERIC Number: ED531667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 54
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
The Development and Technical Adequacy of Seventh-Grade Reading Comprehension Measures in a Progress Monitoring Assessment System. Technical Report #1102
Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald
Behavioral Research and Teaching
This technical report describes the process of development and piloting of reading comprehension measures that are appropriate for seventh-grade students as part of an online progress screening and monitoring assessment system, Each measure consists of an original fictional story of approximately 1,600 to 1,900 words with 20 multiple choice questions assessing students' literal, inferential, and evaluative comprehension skills. Three answer options are provided for each question: correct, near correct, and far correct. All measures were piloted with seventh-grade students whose teachers responded to the pilot invitation on the official easyCBM website. The data were analyzed using one parameter Item Response Theory (IRT) modeling. Complete results of the pilot testing are presented and discussed. Appended are: (1) Item Specifications for MC Comprehension; (2) Suggested Guidelines for ordering items for test pull and test form development; and (3) Item Ordering Tables for Seventh Grade. (Contains 19 tables.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: University of Oregon, Behavioral Research and Teaching (BRT)