ERIC Number: EJ1032888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
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Formative, Informative, and Summative Assessment: The Relationship among Curriculum-Based Measurement of Reading, Classroom Engagement, and Reading Performance
Marchand, Gwen C.; Furrer, Carrie J.
Psychology in the Schools, v51 n7 p659-676 Aug 2014
This study explored the relationships among formative curriculum-based measures of reading (CBM-R), student engagement as an extra-academic indicator of student motivation, and summative performance on a high-stakes reading assessment. A diverse sample of third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students and their teachers responded to questionnaires about student engagement in academic tasks. These questionnaires were collected about the same time as fall CBM-R oral reading fluency and maze screening tasks. Results indicated that fall student and teacher reports of engagement and a composite score of reading competence derived from CBM-R screening tests uniquely predicted student performance on year-end standardized reading tests. Profile analyses indicated that student engagement was associated with better reading performance among students with low competence, suggesting that engagement may be particularly important for increasing student performance for struggling readers. Implications for interventions targeting both student motivation, as well as reading skill development, are discussed.
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Reading Achievement, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, High Stakes Tests, Reading Tests, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Questionnaires, Reading Fluency, Screening Tests, Predictor Variables, Correlation, Oral Reading
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
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