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Forbes, Bethany E.; Skinner, Christopher H.; Maurer, Kristin; Taylor, Emily; Schall, Megan; Cazzell, Samantha; Ciancio, Dennis; Conley, Matt; Conley, Elisha – Research in the Schools, 2015
Working with middle-school students, we replicated and extended research on oral reading fluency (ORF) assessments and prompting students to read faster. Altering ORF administration procedures by instructing students to read fast caused statistically significant increases in their words correct per minute (WCPM) and errors, which was moderated by…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Middle School Students
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Chatterji, Madhabi; Koh, Nancy; Choi, Linda; Iyengar, Radhika – Research in the Schools, 2009
In this article, we provide empirical evidence on the utility of a teacher-mediated diagnostic classroom assessment intervention for identifying and addressing learning gaps in learner domains. Early results, based on 11 treatment and 27 comparison classes with 381 students and 38 teachers overall, indicated positive changes in teachers'…
Descriptors: Educational Diagnosis, Formative Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Classroom Observation Techniques