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Farley, Dan; Anderson, Daniel; Irvin, P. Shawn; Tindal, Gerald – Remedial and Special Education, 2017
Modeling growth for students with significant cognitive disabilities (SWSCD) is difficult due to a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, missing data, test scaling, group heterogeneity, and small sample sizes. These challenges may account for the paucity of previous research exploring the academic growth of SWSCD. Our study represents…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Saven, Jessica L.; Anderson, Daniel; Nese, Joseph F. T.; Farley, Dan; Tindal, Gerald – Journal of Special Education, 2016
Students with significant cognitive disabilities are eligible to participate in two statewide testing options for accountability: alternate assessments or general assessments with appropriate accommodations. Participation guidelines are generally quite vague, leading to students "switching" test participation between years. In this…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Student Participation, State Surveys, Alternative Assessment
Lai, Cheng-Fei; Irvin, P. Shawn; Alonzo, Julie; Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2012
In this technical report, we present the results of a reliability study of the second-grade multiple choice reading comprehension measures available on the easyCBM learning system conducted in the spring of 2011. Analyses include split-half reliability, alternate form reliability, person and item reliability as derived from Rasch analysis,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Testing Programs, Statistical Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Nese, Joseph F. T.; Biancarosa, Gina; Anderson, Daniel; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2012
This study examined the type of growth model that best fit within-year growth in oral reading fluency and between-student differences in growth. Participants were 2,465 students in grades 3-5. Hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) analyses modeled curriculum-based measurement (CBM) oral reading fluency benchmark measures in fall, winter, and spring…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Reading Fluency, Grade 3, Student Characteristics
Saez, Leilani; Park, Bitnara; Nese, Joseph F. T.; Jamgochian, Elisa; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Anderson, Daniel; Kamata, Akihito; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2010
In this series of studies, we investigated the technical adequacy of three curriculum-based measures used as benchmarks and for monitoring progress in three critical reading- related skills: fluency, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. In particular, we examined the following easyCBM measurement across grades 3-7 at fall, winter, and spring…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension
Alonzo, Julie; Anderson, Daniel; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2009
We present scaling outcomes for mathematics assessments used in the fall to screen students at risk of failing to learn the knowledge and skills described in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Focal Point Standards. At each grade level, the assessment consisted of a 48-item test with three 16-item sub-test sets aligned to the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Mathematics Teachers, National Standards, Item Response Theory
Alonzo, Julie; Liu, Kimy; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2008
This technical report describes the development of reading comprehension assessments designed for use as progress monitoring measures appropriate for 2nd Grade students. The creation, piloting, and technical adequacy of the measures are presented. The following are appended: (1) Item Specifications for MC [Multiple Choice] Comprehension - Passage…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Grade 2, Elementary School Students