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Stevenson, Nathan A. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2017
As a school-wide framework, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) relies on the prevention and early identification of students at risk of academic failure. Approaches to early identification of students in need of support include the administration of universal screening assessments and the analysis of existing student data such as attendance,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Screening Tests, Comparative Analysis, Middle School Students
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Wackerle-Hollman, Alisha K.; Rodriguez, Megan I.; Bradfield, Tracy A.; Rodriguez, Michael C.; McConnell, Scott R. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2015
Early comprehension is an important, but not well-understood, contribution to early literacy and language development. Specifically, research regarding the nature of skills representative of early comprehension, including how they contribute to later reading success, is needed to support best practices to adequately prepare students. This article…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Beginning Reading, Language Acquisition, Response to Intervention
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Lombardi, Allison R.; Conley, David T.; Seburn, Mary A.; Downs, Andrew M. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2013
In this study, the authors examined the psychometric properties of the key cognitive strategies (KCS) within the CollegeCareerReady[TM] School Diagnostic, a self-report measure of critical thinking skills intended for high school students. Using a cross-validation approach, an exploratory factor analysis was conducted with a randomly selected…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Thinking Skills, Accuracy, Validity
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Burns, Matthew K. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2004
It has been suggested that in order to truly understand student achievement, data must be collected with an assessment tool that includes a measure of performance, is psychometrically sound, and is consistent with cognitive psychology. Curriculum-based assessment for instructional design (CBA-ID) is presented as an assessment model that addresses…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Instructional Design, Age Differences, Predictor Variables