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ERIC Number: EJ1162668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2374-7404
Mathematics Preservice Teachers Are Literacy Educators Too: Learning How to Administer and Use Data from the Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment to Plan Instruction
Brooks. Benita R.
Texas Journal of Literacy Education, v5 n2 p175-184 Win 2017
House Bill (HB) 2237 (80th Legislature), Section 6: Adolescent Reading Assessment requires districts and public charter schools to administer the Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment (TMSFA) or some other state approved alternative assessment to students in grade seven who do not demonstrate reading proficiency on the grade six state reading assessment. This requirement began in the fall 2008. Many school districts provided training for teachers to learn how to administer the TMSFA. Yet, there are many middle school administrators and teachers who do not know about HB 2237 Section 6 or the TMSFA. This article explains HB 2237 Section 6 requirements. In addition, it provides information about the TMSFA and a free online training offered through the Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies (TALA) website. This article also includes the beliefs of mathematics preservice teachers enrolled in a grades 4-8 literacy methods course about the TMSFA form.
Texas Journal of Literacy Education. Sam Houston State University, 1908 Bobby Marks Drive Box 2119, Huntsville, TX 77341. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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