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Foorman, Barbara R.; Petscher, Yaacov; Schatschneider, Chris – Florida Center for Reading Research, 2015
The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) Reading Assessment (FRA) consists of computer-adaptive reading comprehension and oral language screening tasks that provide measures to track growth over time, as well as a Probability of Literacy Success (PLS) linked to grade-level performance (i.e., the 50th percentile) on the reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Written Language
Wragg, E. C.; Brown, G. – 2001
This book explores strategies for building up a repertoire of techniques that allow teachers to develop effective explanatory skills. Though it focuses on elementary teachers, many strategies are appropriate for secondary teachers. The book uses a mixture of activities, discussion points, and classroom-based findings that have been proven…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Feedback
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. – 2000
This pamphlet explains a child's Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) "Student Report for Parents/Guardians." In spring 1999, more than 210,000 students from grades 4, 8, and 10 in Massachusetts took the state's MCAS tests. All public students in grades 4, 8, and 10 are required to participate, and the Education Reform…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Language Arts
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. – 1999
This manual documents the technical aspects of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). In May 1998, Massachusetts public school students in grades 4, 8, and 10 participated in the first annual administration of the MCAS tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science & Technology. This report provides information…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, English, Language Arts