In this module, you will review the testing research available to the public regarding the use of the I-Ready program and assessments in order to answer this key question:
Is I-Ready a valid and reliable program and assessment for emergent bilingual students at the entering and emerging (beginning levels) of English language acquisition? Why or why not? (2 paragraphs max)
What would increase validity and reliability for the program and assessment scores for EB students and why? Be sure to reference readings and research from our class to justify your responses (2 paragraphs max).
1) Watch the video on testing psychometrics.
2) Review an I-Ready Assessment and Testing Research.
a) Select 1 I-Ready Assessment:?https://www.curriculumassociates.com/programs/i-ready-assessment and review any psychometric data available by clicking on the assessment description and explore the resources
NOTE: If you cannot find the testing manual for the assessment you select, use whatever information is available (or not) to respond to the questions.
b) Review the research available to you for free (in the event you cannot find the testing manual) on the I-Ready website:?https://www.curriculumassociates.com/research-and-efficacy
NOTE: If you choose to look at data from across different states, please limit yourself to data from New York State.
3) Respond to the prompts.
Be sure to use readings from our class to justify your responses as we work toward the over-arching goal of developing our advocate skills for best assessment practices for EB students.