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dc.contributor.advisor Prater, Doris
dc.creator Lewin, Nancy
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-19T14:22:29Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-19T14:22:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-19T14:22:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-19T14:22:30Z
dc.date.created 2011-05
dc.date.issued 2012-04-19
dc.date.submitted May 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10657/265
dc.description.abstract Lewin, Nancy L. Is the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2) A Predictor of Success on the 3rd Grade Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Reading Test? Unpublished Doctor of Education Dissertation, University of Houston, April, 2011. Abstract Accountability for student achievement is urgent business in the world of education today. Within Texas, strict accountability measures have been in place since 1980. Various accountability assessments have moved schools through new tests and testing procedures meant to raise the assessment standard. At present, students take their first Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests in Reading in third grade. Prior to Spring 2009, students had three opportunities to pass the reading portion of the TAKS test. Third grade students who did not pass the reading portion of the assessment were retained in the third grade. The limitation of one administration of the reading TAKS test as of the Spring of 2009 is that it does not allow for feedback toward progress in passing the reading portion of the test. Specifically, the elimination of these prior test opportunities means that educators no longer have access to a Confidential Student Report of student performance. This report provided formative information to use in modifying instruction for students. Districts have turned to the use of other reading tests to determine student progress in years prior to TAKS testing. The (DRA2) is presently used by many districts to determine a student’s reading level. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2), is a predictor of success on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) reading test. The three subtests of the DRA2 provide information on a student’s reading level, comprehension level, and fluency rate. This study researched the effectiveness of this test as a predictor for the performance on the 3rd Grade TAKS Reading test through a multiple regression analysis. A multiple regression analysis was conducted and served to determine that the DRA2 subtests can serve as a performance predictor to the 3rd Grade TAKS Reading test. The three subtests include (1) DRA level, (2) fluency, and (3) comprehension. The multiple regression analysis showed that the (1) DRA level subtest was a significant predictor of outcome for the 3rd Grade TAKS Reading test. Decisions based on reading level can drive instruction with direction toward success on the 3rd Grade TAKS Reading test. Consideration for effective use of instruction time, instructional decisions and fiduciary expenditures are impacted by this factor.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject predictor
dc.subject significant predictor
dc.subject instructional leadership, formative assessment
dc.subject high-stakes assessment
dc.title Is the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2) a predictor of success on the 3rd Grade Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Reaing Test?
dc.date.updated 2012-04-19T14:22:30Z
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thesis.degree.name Education EdD
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.discipline Instructional Leadership
thesis.degree.grantor University of Houston
thesis.degree.department Curriculum and Instruction
dc.contributor.committeeMember Busch, Steven
dc.contributor.committeeMember MacNeil, Angus
dc.contributor.committeeMember Fields, Deirdre

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