Who Moved the Mathematics?: The Need for IMPACT
This American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) article examines the three key areas of mathematics teaching and learning: ways of doing, ways of thinking and habits of thinking.Read more
Effects of computerized adaptive test designs on content coverage and efficiency of reading comprehension test with passages aligned to Common Core State Standards
The major purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of CAT test design and bank distribution on the content coverage and the efficiency of the tests.
By: Shudong Wang, Hong Jiao
Topics: Computer adaptive testing, Learning standards & alignment, Test design
A Tech Refresh for Reading Fluency
In this Ed Tech Digest article, Cindy Jiban discusses how oral reading fluency assessment is now commonplace in the primary grades. This represents a significant step for data-based problem solving in education. However, given some of the side effects that have emerged, it is clear that fluency assessment is due for significant structural improvement.
Topics: Measurement & scaling, Academic content, Reading & language arts
How the Primary Grades Can Save Us: Growing American Reading Comprehension
When recent NAEP results came out, the bleak headline was that American students are not getting better at reading comprehension. When the NAEP folks convened a panel of reading experts in early April, the primary grades got called out as one potential culprit. So what needs re-evaluating in K-3 literacy? One reasonable place to look is at oral reading fluency and the foundational skills that feed word decoding.
Topics: Early learning, Academic content, Reading & language arts
How Teachers and Families Can Help Students Build Reading Fluency Over the Summer
In this Education Post article, Cindy Jiban discusses research showing that kids in the primary grades typically return from summer break with slower and less accurate oral reading. But this doesn’t have to be the case: we can set kids up for growth in fluency instead.
Topics: Seasonal learning patterns & summer loss, Academic content, Reading & language arts
The Role of Equity in the Assessment of English Learners
This Language Magazine article discusses testing English Language Learners in their native/home language
Topics: Equity, Academic content, Accessibility, English Language Learners
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 Assessment
Topics: Test design, Academic content, Reading & language arts