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Keywords

Reading (Primary); Reading (Elementary); Reading--Ability testing;

Abstract

The inception of the No Child Left Behind Act as well as the report published by the National Reading Panel have caused a sense of urgency in early intervention for students with high literacy needs. Therefore, students are being required more frequently to take high stakes assessments at a younger and younger age. Many schools use the DIBELS assessment, but there are also many other assessments available. This paper presents research as to the validity of the DIBELS assessment as well as describes several other available literacy assessments to use either in conjunction with or in isolation from DIBELS. This paper then concludes with recommendations of teacher practices for literacy instruction as well as assessment of students' literacy skills.

Year of Submission

2011

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Lynn Ethan Nielsen

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Date Original

2011

Object Description

1 PDF file (36 pages)

Language

EN

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application/pdf

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