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Irvin, P. Shawn – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2016
The Distributed Item Review (DIR) is a secure and flexible, web-based system designed to present test items to expert reviewers across a broad geographic area for evaluation of important dimensions of quality (e.g., alignment with standards, bias, sensitivity, and student accessibility). The DIR is comprised of essential features that allow system…
Descriptors: Test Items, Test Reviews, Test Validity, Guides
Irvin, P. Shawn; Pilger, Marissa; Sáez, Leilani; Alonzo, Julie – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2016
Identifying and measuring indicators of learning difficulties among young children and implementing effective instructional approaches are complicated, particularly during the transition to kindergarten. Purposeful school-based transition policies and practices support teacher and school decision-making and, thus, can ease the…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Surveys, Prevention, Screening Tests
Kahn, Josh; Nese, Joseph T.; Alonzo, Julie – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2016
There is strong theoretical support for oral reading fluency (ORF) as an essential building block of reading proficiency. The current and standard ORF assessment procedure requires that students read aloud a grade-level passage (˜ 250 words) in a one-to-one administration, with the number of words read correctly in 60 seconds constituting their…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Oral Reading, Reading Tests, Computer Assisted Testing
Anderson, Daniel; Saven, Jessica L.; Irvin, P. Shawn; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2014
Schools and districts across the United States have adopted response to intervention (RTI) as a means for both identifying and intervening with students at risk for low achievement. The validity of RTI rests largely upon teachers making appropriate instructional decisions based on students' responses to a given practice. This study was designed to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles
Saven, Jessica L.; Tindal, Gerald; Irvin, P. Shawn; Farley, Dan; Alonzo, Julie – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2014
Previous norms for the easyCBM assessment system were computed using scores from all students who took each measure for every grade and benchmark season (fall, winter, and spring). During the 2013-­14 school year, new national norms were developed to more accurately (proportionately) represent reading and mathematics performance by two variables:…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Test Norms, Geographic Regions, Sex
Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald; Farley, Dan; Irvin, P. Shawn; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Saven, Jessica L.; Wray, Kraig A. – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2014
Since the easyCBM© learning system was first published in 2006, over $8 million of federal funding (both from the Office of Special Education Programs and more recently from the Institute of Education Sciences) has been used to develop, study, and refine the assessments available on the system. This Technical Manual summarizes the ongoing research…
Descriptors: Guides, Reading Tests, Mathematics Tests, Spanish
Guerreiro, Meg; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2014
This technical report documents findings from a study of the internal consistency and split-half reliability of the easyCBM© CCSS Reading measures, grades 3-8. Data, drawn from an extant data set gathered in school year 2013-2014, include scores from over 150,000 students' fall and winter benchmark assessments. Findings suggest that the easyCBM©…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Reading Tests, Grade 3, Grade 4
Nese, Joseph F. T.; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Anderson, Daniel – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2013
Longitudinal data analysis in education is the study growth over time. A longitudinal study is one in which repeated observations of the same variables are recorded for the same individuals over a period of time. This type of research is known by many names (e.g., time series analysis or repeated measures design), each of which can imply subtle…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
Alonzo, Julie; Gonzalez, Magaly; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2013
In this study, we describe two studies used to select appropriate assessments to measure phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, and fluency in the Spanish language for students receiving literacy instruction in Spanish. We first describe two studies in which we use linear regression and correlations to examine the appropriateness of different…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Spanish, Phonemic Awareness, Alphabets
Wray, Kraig; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Sáez, Leilani; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2013
We report the results of an alternate form reliability and criterion validity study of kindergarten and grade 1 (N = 84-199) reading measures from the easyCBM© assessment system and Stanford Early School Achievement Test/Stanford Achievement Test, 10th edition (SESAT/SAT-­10) across 5 time points. The alternate form reliabilities ranged from…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Reading Tests, Kindergarten, Grade 1
Alonzo, Julie; Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2013
In this technical report, we describe a study examining the internal structures of the easyCBM reading measures, Grades K-5. Data were gathered from a convenience sample of 114 Kindergarten students, 43 first graders, 82 second graders, 100 third graders, 109 fourth graders, and 71 fifth graders attending schools in Oregon, Georgia, South…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Reading Tests, Kindergarten, Grade 1
Farley, Dan; Saven, Jessica L.; Tindal, Gerald; Nese, Joseph F. T. – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2013
Alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards are designed to measure the academic achievement of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Because this population has not previously been included in large-scale testing programs, these assessments present unique measurement challenges. Probably the most…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Models
Lai, Cheng-Fei; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2013
In this technical report, we present the results of a study to gather criterion-related evidence for Grade 2-5 easyCBM® reading measures. We used correlations to examine the relation between the easyCBM® measures and other published measures with known reliability and validity evidence, including the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests and the Dynamic…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Reading Tests, Validity, Correlation
Lai, Cheng-Fei; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2013
In this technical report, we present the results of a study to gather criterion-related evidence for Grade K-1 easyCBM® reading measures. We used correlations to examine the relation between the easyCBM® measures and other published measures with known reliability and validity evidence, including the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Reading Tests, Validity, Correlation
Sáez, Leilani; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2013
Conceptually, learning progressions hold promise for improving assessment and instruction by precisely outlining what students know and don't know at particular stages of knowledge and skill development. Based upon a synthesis of the literature, a rationale for the use of learning progressions maps to clarify how learning progresses in English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Language Arts, English
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