Determining Informative Student Growth on the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading. Yaacov Petscher, Ph.D. Director of Research Florida Center for Reading Research. Common Questions. How much growth should occur? What score type should be used for growth?
Determining Informative Student Growth on the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading
Yaacov Petscher, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Florida Center for Reading Research
*The Letter Sounds task was more reliable than Letter Names at AP 1; however, due to the restricted range for high risk, a policy decision was made to use the Letter Name task in order to better capture the floor of the distribution. Because the Broad Screen in G2 is a timed task, precision estimates are not reported; however, test-retest reliability was strong (.79-.84).
“The Probability of Reading Success (PRS) score predicts the student’s percent chance of being at or above grade level by the end of the year based on the performance for that assessment period (AP) and time of year. The 40th percentile on the SESAT (K) or SAT-10 (grade 1 and 2) is the cut point for grade level performance.The PRS can be used descriptively to compare class, school, or district level performance from one AP to the next. “
Helps us identify students who may not be able to meet the grade level literacy standards at the end of the year as assessed by the FCAT without additional targeted literacy instruction.
Helps us determine whether a student has more fundamental problems in the area of text reading efficiency and low level reading comprehension.
Helps us learn more about a student's fundamental literacy skills--particularly those required to decode unfamiliar words and read accurately.
Purpose of Each 3-12 Assessment
%ile & SS