ERIC Number: EJ883879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
Test Review: Beaver, J. M., & Carter, M. A. (2006). "The Developmental Reading Assessment--Second Edition" (DRA2). Upper Saddle River, NJ--Pearson
McCarty, Allison M.; Christ, Theodore J.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v35 n3 p182-185 2010
This article reviews the "Developmental Reading Assessment--Second Edition" (DRA2), a teacher-administered assessment that identifies students' instructional level, along with their strengths and weaknesses in reading. Once teachers calculate and interpret scores, the data can purportedly be used to inform, and possibly individualize, instruction. The second edition includes components not contained in the original tool such as measures of oral reading rate, a revised stopping point for test administration, and instructional reading level placement for each student. The developers contend that the DRA2 is a convenient assessment because classroom teachers can administer it to students in a one-on-one setting in kindergarten through eighth grade. The developers also posit that the DRA2 can be administered repeatedly both within and across academic years, which is necessary for progress monitoring.
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Criterion Referenced Tests, Reading Comprehension, Scoring, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Testing, Test Reviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Kindergarten
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