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Ford, Jeremy W.; Hosp, John L. – Exceptionality, 2019
While curriculum-based measurement (CBM) tools for screening decisions in reading, mathematics, and written language have been well examined, tools for use in content areas (e.g., science and social studies) remain in the beginning stages of research. In this study, two alternate forms of a new CBM tool (Statement Verification for Science; SV-S),…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Science Tests, Screening Tests, Grade 7
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Shamir, Haya – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
Assessing students' emerging literacy skills is crucial for identifying areas where a child may be falling behind and can lead directly to an increased chance of reading success. The Waterford Assessment of Core Skills (WACS), a computerized adaptive test of early literacy for students in prekindergarten through 2nd grade, addresses this need.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Reading Tests, Preschool Children
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Taylor, Jonte C.; Tseng, Ching-mei; Murillo, Angelique; Therrien, William; Hand, Brian – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2018
The increased emphasis on STEM related careers and the use of science in everyday life makes learning science content and concepts critical for all students especially for those with disabilities. As suggested by the National Resource Council (2012), more emphasis is being placed on being able to critically think about science concepts in and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Achievement, Inquiry, Disabilities
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Fina, Anthony D.; Dunbar, Stephen B.; Welch, Catherine J. – Educational Assessment, 2018
As states evaluate whether they should continue with their current assessment program or adopt next-generation college readiness assessments, it is important to ascertain the degree to which current high school assessments can be used for college readiness interpretations. In this study, we examined the ability of a state assessment to serve as an…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Benchmarking, Grade Point Average, Reading Tests
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Muijselaar, Marloes M. L.; Kendeou, Panayiota; de Jong, Peter F.; van den Broek, Paul W. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
In this study, we identified the code-related (decoding, fluency) and language comprehension (vocabulary, listening comprehension) demands of the CBM-Maze test, a formative assessment, and compared them to those of the Gates-MacGinitie test, a standardized summative assessment. The demands of these reading comprehension tests and their…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Cloze Procedure, Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension
Casa, Tutita M.; Firmender, Janine M.; Gavin, M. Katherine; Carroll, Susan R. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
This research responds to the call by early childhood educators advocating for more challenging mathematics curriculum at the primary level. The kindergarten Project M[superscript 2] units focus on challenging geometry and measurement concepts by positioning students as practicing mathematicians. The research reported herein highlights the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Mathematics Achievement, Geometry, Measurement
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Kalulu, Mavuto; Snyder, Thomas; Ouattara, Saliou N. – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2017
This study estimates the effects of open-enrollment charter schools on student performance in traditional public schools in Arkansas. The paper examines the change in Iowa Assessment scores for first and second graders across Arkansas school districts between the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years. The ordinary least-squares regression estimates…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Open Enrollment, Academic Achievement
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Cao, Thuy Hong; Jung, Jae Yup; Lee, Jihyun – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
Assessment is a crucial component of gifted education. Not only does it facilitate the recognition of the potential and specific needs of gifted students, it also monitors the progress and growth of gifted students, and allows for the evaluation of gifted education programs. In the present review, we synthesize the literature on assessment in…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Talent
Hock, Michael F.; Brasseur-Hock, Irma F.; Hock, Alyson J.; Duvel, Brenda – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Reading achievement scores for adolescents with disabilities are markedly lower than the scores of adolescents without disabilities. For example, 62% of students with disabilities read "below" the basic level on the NAEP Reading assessment, compared to 19% of their nondisabled peers. This achievement gap has been a continuing challenge…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Middle School Students, Learning Disabilities
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Sirinides, Philip; Gray, Abigail; May, Henry – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
Reading Recovery is an example of a widely used early literacy intervention for struggling first-grade readers, with a research base demonstrating evidence of impact. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education's i3 program, researchers conducted a 4-year evaluation of the national scale-up of Reading Recovery. The evaluation included an…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Program Evaluation, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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Chesmore, Ashley A.; Ou, Suh-Ruu; Reynolds, Arthur J. – Journal of Special Education, 2016
The present study investigates the relationship between childhood placement in special education and adult well-being among 1,377 low-income, minority children participating in the Chicago Longitudinal Study. Roughly 16% of the sample received special education services in Grades 1 to 8. After accounting for sociodemographic factors and early…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Special Education, Correlation, Adults
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Penner, Emily K. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This article examines the effect of Teach For America (TFA) on the distribution of student achievement in elementary school. It extends previous research by estimating quantile treatment effects (QTE) to examine how student achievement in TFA and non-TFA classrooms differs across the broader distribution of student achievement. It also updates…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness
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Townsend, Dianna; Bear, Donald; Templeton, Shane; Burton, Amy – Reading Psychology, 2016
The purpose of the current study was to determine relationships between orthographic and morphological awareness of academic words and achievement across content areas. Participants (n = 256), diverse seventh and eighth graders, took three word knowledge measures; two standardized achievement measures were used as outcomes. Orthographic awareness…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Vocabulary, Academic Achievement, Grade 7
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Ford, Jeremy W.; Missall, Kristen N.; Hosp, John L.; Kuhle, Jennifer L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
Advances in maze selection curriculum-based measurement have led to several published tools with technical information for interpretation (e.g., norms, benchmarks, cut-scores, classification accuracy) that have increased their usefulness for universal screening. A range of scoring practices have emerged for evaluating student performance on maze…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Based Assessment, Cloze Procedure, Multiple Choice Tests
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Dooley, T. Price; Schreckhise, William D. – Youth & Society, 2016
This study evaluates the Youth Development Program (YDP), a component of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). We examine whether the YDP reduced dropout rates among youth in secondary schools in seven school districts in the impoverished Mississippi River Delta in southeast Arkansas. Initially, the program seems to have an impact. Students…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Dropouts, Dropout Rate, Comparative Analysis
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