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Kabuto, Bobbie; Harmey, Sinead – Language and Literacy Spectrum, 2020
This article explores how the general term of assessment literacy can be specified to the area of reading through the lens of the informal reading inventory, Qualitative Reading Inventory-5. This article will investigate the common misconceptions that teachers, who were enrolled in a graduate program to become state-certified specialized literacy…
Descriptors: Assessment Literacy, Reading Teachers, Graduate Students, Specialists
Stahl, Katherine A. Dougherty; Flanigan, Kevin; McKenna, Michael C. – Guilford Press, 2020
Now in a revised and updated fourth edition, this accessible text has given over 100,000 preservice and inservice teachers vital tools for systematic reading assessment in grades K-8. The book explains how to use both formal and informal assessments to evaluate students' strengths and needs in all components of reading. Effective, engaging methods…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Tests, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Tuncay, Aysegul Avsar; Dedeoglu, Hakan – Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 2019
Students are expected to recognize the vocabulary items appearing in a text in order for reading to be meaningful. The evaluation of word recognition is commonly considered in educational applications in order for reading to be meaningful for students and to identify and correct mistakes. This study aims to exhibit the effectiveness of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Word Recognition
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Christ, Tanya; Chiu, Ming Ming; Rider, Stephanie; Kitson, Deborah; Hanser, Katherine; McConnell, Elizabeth; Dipzinski, Renae; Mayernik, Heather – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
We explore whether (a) teacher ratings of texts' cultural relevance along various dimensions differ from those of students, (b) these ratings reflect a single construct, and (c) ratings of specific dimensions are related to specific reading outcomes. Fifty African-American students were each administered two text protocols for a total of 100…
Descriptors: Informal Reading Inventories, Cultural Relevance, African American Students, Elementary School Students
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Snow, Amie B.; Morris, Darrell; Perney, Jan – Reading Psychology, 2018
We examined which of two instruments (Text Reading and Comprehension inventory [TRC] or a traditional informal reading inventory [IRI]) provides the more valid assessment of a primary-grade student's reading instructional level. The TRC is currently the required, benchmark reading assessment for students in grades K-3 in the state of North…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension, Benchmarking, Alternative Assessment
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Kim, Young-Suk Grace; Petscher, Yaacov – Annals of Dyslexia, 2021
We investigated the contributions of multiple strands of factors--individual characteristics (struggling reader status, working memory, vocabulary, grammatical knowledge, knowledge-based inference, theory of mind, comprehension monitoring), a text feature (narrative vs. expository genre), and question types (literal and inferential)--to one's…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Oral Language, Listening Comprehension, Elementary School Students
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Morris, Darrell; Trathen, Woodrow; Perney, Jan; Gill, Tom; Schlagal, Robert; Ward, Devery; Frye, Elizabeth M. – Reading Psychology, 2017
Within a developmental framework, this study compared the predictive validity of three DIBELS tasks (phoneme segmentation fluency [PSF], nonsense word fluency [NWF], and oral reading fluency [ORF]) with that of three alternative tasks drawn from the field of reading (phonemic spelling [phSPEL], word recognition-timed [WR-t], and graded passage…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Reading Tests, Reading Fluency
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Akar, Cuneyt – Reading Improvement, 2017
The current study has been conducted to improve the reading disability of the subject "F" who is a 3rd grade primary school student. The study consists of detection, diagnosis and treatment stages and is an "action research" in line with qualitative research design. The Informal Reading Inventory was used to determine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Reading Difficulties
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Toyama, Yukie; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Pearson, P. David – Educational Assessment, 2017
This study investigated the complexity of leveled passages used in four classroom reading assessments. A total of 167 passages leveled for Grades 1-6 from these assessments were analyzed using four analytical tools of text complexity. More traditional, two-factor measures of text complexity found a general trend of fairly consistent across-grade…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Student Evaluation, Difficulty Level
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McKenna, Michael C.; Walpole, Sharon; Jang, Bong Gee – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2017
This study investigated the reliability and validity of Part 1 of the Informal Decoding Inventory (IDI), a free diagnostic assessment used to plan Tier 2 intervention for first graders with decoding deficits. Part 1 addresses single-syllable words and consists of five subtests that progress in difficulty and that contain real word and pseudoword…
Descriptors: Informal Reading Inventories, Decoding (Reading), Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Kim, Young-Suk Grace; Petscher, Yaacov – Grantee Submission, 2020
We investigated the contributions of multiple strands of factors--individual characteristics (struggling reader status, working memory, vocabulary, grammatical knowledge, knowledge-based inference, theory of mind, comprehension monitoring), a text feature (narrative vs. expository genre), and question types (literal and inferential)--to one's…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Oral Language, Listening Comprehension, Elementary School Students
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Jaeger, Elizabeth L. – Reading Teacher, 2016
This article describes a Tier 2 intervention program for fourth graders that is well suited to supporting implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Screening assessments and miscue analyses were used to clarify students' strengths and challenges. Students then attended only classes that were suited to their particular literacy needs,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Response to Intervention, Program Implementation
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Jaeger, Elizabeth – Reading Horizons, 2016
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were adopted by most states by 2010. Yet, many teachers still lack confidence in their ability to integrate these standards into their classroom instruction and this uncertainty undermines their effectiveness. This article presents findings from a study of a fourth grade literacy curriculum informed by the…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Grade 4, Literacy, Reading Instruction
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Papatga, Erdal; Ersoy, Ali – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to reveal how reading comprehension skills of elementary fourth graders who have problems in reading comprehension can be improved by means of the SCRATCH program. The study was designed as a participant action research. It was carried out within a 15- week process at an elementary school with middle socio-economic level…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Ascenzi-Moreno, Laura – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2016
This study examines how elementary teachers (grades three through five) in dual-language, bilingual programs (Spanish/English) view informal reading inventories (IRIs) to support their students' reading growth. The research, conducted in an urban district in the Northeastern United States, draws on interviews with 20 teachers in these programs.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers, Informal Reading Inventories, Interviews
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