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Indiana’s Network of Resources. No-Cost State-Provided Resources 2008-2009 Deanna Hendricks Wagoner. The main objective of the Indiana Reading Diagnostic Assessments is to be…. …tools for primary teachers to gain information about the developing reading skills of each of their students.

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    1. Indiana’s Network of Resources No-Cost State-Provided Resources 2008-2009 Deanna Hendricks Wagoner

    2. The main objective of the Indiana Reading Diagnostic Assessments is to be… …tools for primary teachers to gain information about the developing reading skills of each of their students Diagnostic

    3. History 2000-2001 Grade 1 Fully Implemented 2002-2003 Grade 2 Fully Implemented 2003-2004 K Fully Implemented 2008-2009 IRDA-Online Fully Implemented 2009-2010 IRDA-Online & PDFs only

    4. ComponentsAdministration 1 August October Kindergarten Grades 1 & 2

    5. ComponentsWhat’s Inside the Booklets? Kindergarten— Initial Screening Tool • Letter/Sound ID • Concepts about Print • Phonemic Awareness • Environmental Print • Decoding/Sight Word • Beginning Writing Can be given two or more times throughout the year to monitor the progress of your students’ beginning reading skills.

    6. ComponentsAdministrations 2 & 3 January & April Student Booklet

    7. ComponentsWhat’s Inside the Booklets? Beginning Reading Booklets • Phonemic Awareness (optional at Grade 2) • Phonics • Vocabulary • Oral Reading Proficiency • Comprehension • Listening (K) • Listening & Reading (1) • Reading (2)

    8. ComponentsWhat’s Inside the Booklets? Beginning Reading Booklets • Most sections are • administered in a • group setting • Most items are • multiple-choice items Easy to Administer Easy to Score

    9. IRDA-Online Computer Administered Computer Scored

    10. The Indiana Reading Diagnostic Assessments are Standards-based Answer keys in the Teacher Manual correlate each item with the Standards Indicators assessed by that item 1.1.1 1.1.2

    11. Reports allow for data-driven instructionStandards Mastery Report

    12. Reports allow for data-driven instructionIntervention Report This group needs to work on Vocabulary skills

    13. Reports allow for data-driven instructionBack of Book Report Great to share with parents!

    14. Reports allow for data-driven instructionStudent Skills Report Use student reports to measure the progress of individual students.

    15. Reports allow for data-driven instructionClass Skills Report Phonics Vocabulary Comprehension Phonemic Awareness Expected Skill Level This report reveals that the class needs to work on comprehension skills

    16. Disaggregated data allows for acceptable progress of ALL students

    17. The Indiana Reading Diagnostic AssessmentsResource & Intervention Guide • Additional assessments for Standard Indicators not covered on Assessments • Classroom Activities for instructional purposes • Correlation to Indiana Academic Standards

    18. Resource & Intervention Guide Activities

    19. IRDA-Online saves teachers’ time while giving more detailed data

    20. Pre-KIDS is a tool assisting with kindergarten class assignment

    21. Questions?

    22. Research Behind ITRI • CIA Staff Researched: • Indiana-adopted textbooks • Differences between textbooks • comparing different grade levels • Differences between Social Studies • & Science textbooks • Strategies proven to be effective • Skills important for comprehension

    23. Critical Differences: Grade 3 vs. Grade 4

    24. Critical Differences: Grade 3 vs. Grade 4 Textbooks 100% Increase Social Studies Vocabulary • Includes only words identified as • vocabulary words needed for tests • 4th-graders must learn twice as • many vocabulary words per page in • Social Studies

    25. Critical Differences: Grade 3 vs. Grade 4 Textbooks 167% Increase Science Difficult Words in Context • Includes words defined or pronounced • within text but not identified as • vocabulary words • 4th-graders must grapple with • nearly three times as many difficult • words in their Science textbooks

    26. Critical Differences: Grade 3 vs. Grade 4 Textbooks 77% Increase Social Studies Number of Words Per Page • As the number of words per page • increases, the font size and spacing decreases • 4th-graders must read an additional 92 words per page in Social Studies

    27. Critical Differences: Grade 3 vs. Grade 4 Textbooks 77% Increase Social Studies Difficult Syntax • Difficult Syntax defined by the number • of complex and compound sentences • Before learning the new concepts and • information in their Social Studies • textbooks, 4th-graders must • unravel a far greater number of • difficult sentences per page

    28. Critical Differences: Grade 3 vs. Grade 4 Textbooks 135% Increase Social Studies Left-embedded Text • Includes sentences beginning with • subordinate clauses, etc. • 4th-graders must combat nearly 2 ½ • times as many left-embedded • sentences per page in Social Studies

    29. Critical Differences: Grade 4 vs. Grade 5

    30. Critical Differences: Grade 4 vs. Grade 5 Textbooks Science Textbooks Increases 45% 51% 46% 55% 18%

    31. Critical Differences: Grade 4 vs. Grade 5 Textbooks Social Studies Textbooks Increases 98% 150% 129% 97% 8%

    32. Critical Differences: Grade 2 vs. Grade 3

    33. Critical Differences: Grade 2 vs. Grade 3 Textbooks • Differences need new categories: • Complexity of vocabulary words • Complexity of graphics • Storybook format

    34. Critical Differences: Grade 2 vs. Grade 3 Textbooks Social Studies Textbooks Increases 33% 0% <1% 34% 89%

    35. Critical Differences: Grade 2 vs. Grade 3 Textbooks Science Textbooks Increases <1% 150% 218% 241% 171%

    36. Grade 3 Reading Skills • Five Reading Skills: • Text Features • Main Idea • Problems and Solutions • Predicting • Key Words

    37. Grade 4 Reading Skills • Eight Reading Skills: • Skimming & Predicting • Main Idea & Details • Difficult Words in • Context • Vocabulary • Compare & • Contrast • Sequence • Cause & Effect • Graphics

    38. Grade 5 Reading Skills • Six Reading Skills: • Main Idea/Supporting Details • Sequential Order • Interpreting Graphics • Making Inferences • Fact & Opinion • Word Knowledge

    39. ITRI Materials 1 Diagnostic Assessment 2 Lessons 3 Follow-Up Assessment

    40. 2 Lessons • Reading Skill introduction • 3-5 lessons per reading skill • (24-30 total w/Concluding Project • in Grade 5) • Teachers set the pace • Can be completed as a whole group, small group, or individually • Classroom discussion of answers is key

    41. Grade 4 Instructional Tools include: • an introduction to a reading skill, • study skill/strategy lessons, • and two content-focused lessons

    42. Grade 5 Instructional Tools include: • an introduction to a reading skill, • three content-area-focused lessons, • a biography lesson, • an activity, • and an inquiry-based project

    43. Grade 4 Content Areas: • English/Language Arts • Social Studies • Science • All Indiana-related • Standards-based

    44. Grade 5 Topic Sets: Grade 5 Content Areas: • American Indians • Inventors • Geography • The Exchange of • Goods & Services • Explorers • Economics • English/Language Arts • Social Studies • Science • Math • Health • Standards-based

    45. Grade 5 Lesson Formats: Biography Format Traditional Format

    46. Grade 5 Lesson Formats: Math Application Format Activity Format

    47. And You Get A SNEAK PEEK!!! Coming in 08-09: Grade 1 & Grade 2

    48. Three Nonfiction Storybooks • One Open-Ended Fill-In Book • One Textbook-Style Lesson