Reading Comprehension Assessment
Admiral Seymour Elementary
May 28, 2007
The push to require that students participate in standardized testing in reading comprehension is sparked by the "accountability" atmosphere that is starting to dominate education in multiple ways. There is currently not a reliable and valid measure of reading comprehension that can be administered in a group format in an expedient way. This account provides a discussion on the difficulties of accurately assessing reading comprehension via standarized group testing and provides an example of a quick and individually administered measure of reading comprehension with grade 4/5 students that might be more reliable and valid. This account is meant to open conversation with educators who are investigating the topic.
Our list of variables is as follows:In looking at the literature on reading comprehension assessment, there is currently not a proven standardized group assessment measure for reading comprehension. "Numbers" can be provided, but it seems they will be highly variable in terms of accuracy. The only highly correlated finding to reading...
This gallery has a marked up "Multidimensional Fluency Scale" and the reading passage that was used for assessment.