5 Guiding Principles for Improving Reading Fluency Assessment
This Michigan Association of Superintendents and Principles blog post examines 5 Guiding Principles for Improving Reading Fluency AssessmentVisit the blog
English MAP Reading Fluency technical report
This technical report documents the processes and procedures employed by NWEA to build and support the English MAP Reading Fluency assessment.
By: Fang Peng, Kang Xue, Carmen Hall, John Newburn
Products: MAP Reading Fluency
Topics: Computer adaptive testing, Reading & language arts, Test design
Measuring student reading comprehension performance: Considerations of accuracy, equity, and engagement by embedding comprehension items within reading passages
This study evaluates the effects of asking items throughout the passage (i.e., embedding items) to achieve a more precise measure of reading comprehension by removing barriers for students to demonstrate their understanding. Results showed a significant impact of embedding comprehension items within reading passages on the measurement of student achievement in comparison to answering items at the end of the passage.
By: Meg Guerreiro, Elizabeth Barker, Janice Johnson
Topics: Equity, Innovations in reporting & assessment, Reading & language arts
The MAP Growth theory of action describes key features of MAP Growth and its position in a comprehensive assessment system.
By: Patrick Meyer, Michael Dahlin
Products: MAP Growth
Topics: Equity, Measurement & scaling, Test design
What do teachers know about dyslexia? It’s complicated!
The purpose of this study was to examine the concepts of dyslexia teachers know accurately as scientific conceptions, hold as misconceptions, or are uncertain. Implications for teacher training in dyslexia are discussed.
By: Erin K. Washburn, Benjamin C. Heddy, Emily Binks-Cantrell, Tiffany Peltier
Topics: Equity, Reading & language arts
Spanish MAP Reading Fluency content guide
This document presents the test design and specifications for Spanish MAP Reading Fluency.
By: Kayla McLaughlin, John Newburn, Carmen Hall, Mary Ann Simpson
Products: MAP Reading Fluency, MAP Spanish
Topics: Test design, Academic content, Assessments in Spanish
Arguing about the effectiveness of assessments for the classroom
Approaches to test score use and test purpose lack the well-developed methodological guidelines and established sources of evidence available for intended score interpretation. We argue in this paper that this lack fails to reflect the ultimate purpose of a test score—to help solve an important problem faced by intended test users.
Spanish MAP Growth Reading technical report
This technical report documents the processes and procedures employed by NWEA to build and support the Spanish MAP Growth Reading assessment.
By: Shudong Wang, Patrick Meyer, Carmen Hall, Teresa Krastel, Adam Withycombe
Products: MAP Growth, MAP Spanish
Topics: Assessments in Spanish, Computer adaptive testing, Test design