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ERIC Number: EJ1174373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
Assessment without Testing: Using Performance Measures Embedded in a Technology-Based Instructional Program as Indicators of Reading Ability
Mitchell, Alison; Baron, Lauren; Macaruso, Paul
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v27 n2 p179-192 Apr 2018
Screening and monitoring student reading progress can be costly and time consuming. Assessment embedded within the context of online instructional programs can capture ongoing student performance data while limiting testing time outside of instruction. This paper presents two studies that examined the validity of using performance measures from a computer-based reading program gathered through embedded "Assessment Without Testing®" technology as indicators of reading ability. These performance measures were strongly correlated with an established progress monitoring tool and a national outcome assessment. Assessment Without Testing® performance measures at beginning- and middle-of-year were also used to predict which students were likely to demonstrate proficiency on outside assessments at the end of the year. Considerations of using data gathered through technology-based instructional programs as a way to measure students' reading ability are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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