The Fluency Factor

Authentic Instruction and Assessment for Reading Success in the Common Core Classroom

Author: Timothy Rasinski,James K. Nageldinger

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807774545

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 145

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Reading fluency has been identified in the Common Core Standards as a foundational competency for reading proficiency. This resource provides teachers with approaches to fluency instruction that are effective, engaging, and easy to implement. The authors begin with a comprehensive definition of reading fluency, a discussion of why fluency has fallen out of favor in recent years, and evidence of its importance to literacy instruction. They follow up with authentic approaches to reading fluency that teachers and literacy interventionists can immediately use to improve students’ overall proficiency in reading. A unique feature of the book are the participation sections “What do you think?” and “What we think,” which challenge the reader to engage in issues related to fluency—from concept, to assessment, to instruction—and then check their views against those of the authors. This important new book updates and adds to Timothy Rasinski’s classic text, The Fluent Reader. Book Features: Vignettes of teachers implementing research-based fluency instruction. Teaching strategies and classroom activities to help struggling readers. Full descriptions of the authors’ original, highly successful approaches to improving fluency. Resources for assessment and instruction of reading fluency. A new concept of reading instruction as an art as well as a science. “How delighted I was to find . . .wonderfully doable assessments and classroom activities that would truly teach children to read fluently and develop expressive reading as the bridge between word identification and comprehension.” —Pat Cunningham, Wake Forest University
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The Fluency Construct

Curriculum-Based Measurement Concepts and Applications

Author: Kelli D. Cummings,Yaacov Petscher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493928031

Category: Psychology

Page: 386

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of fluency as a construct and its assessment in the context of curriculum-based measurement (CBM). Comparing perspectives from language acquisition, reading, and mathematics, the book parses the vagueness and complexities surrounding fluency concepts and their resulting impact on testing, intervention, and students' educational development. Applications of this knowledge in screening and testing, ideas for creating more targeted measures, and advanced methods for studying fluency data demonstrate the overall salience of fluency within CBM. Throughout, contributors argue for greater specificity and nuance in isolating skills to be measured and improved, and for terminology that reflects those educational benchmarks. Included in the coverage: Indicators of fluent writing in beginning writers. Fluency in language acquisition, reading, and mathematics. Foundations of fluency-based assessments in behavioral and psychometric paradigms. Using response time and accuracy data to inform the measurement of fluency. Using individual growth curves to model reading fluency. Latent class analysis for reading fluency research. The Fluency Construct: Curriculum-Based Measurement Concepts and Applications is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals in clinical child and school psychology, language and literature, applied linguistics, special education, neuropsychology, and social work.
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The Measurement of Intelligence

Author: Michael Eysenck

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401161291

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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This book deals with one aspect of the modern, proof, and the deductions to which they give rise, and scientific study of intelligence, namely its measurement. the social aspect, which is concerned with the "good" or The term, measurement, has difficulties attached to it "evil" consequences which follow from the scientific which rival those attached to the term, intelligence; discovery or invention. Thus IQ testing would appear to many psychologists have little idea of what the word many people to give rise to desirable and "good" conse means, and what are the requirements which must be quences when it enables us to pick out bright "dis fulfilled in order to enable "measurement" to take advantaged" children for higher educational and place. Krantz, Luce, Suppes and Tversky (1971) have university training who would otherwise not have been tried to provide us with an introduction to the "Founda educated up to the level of their ability. On the other tions of Measurement"; these two volumes outline the hand, IQ testing would appear to many people to give background against which attempts to measure intelli rise to undesirable and "bad" consequences when it gence must be evaluated. * No short excerpt or set of enables trade unions to exclude coloured workers by the readings could suffice to bring home to the "innum imposition of unrealistic and irrelevant intellectual erate" reader the implications of scientific measurement, requirements for membership.
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Handbook of Psychological Testing

Author: Paul Kline

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317798058

Category: Psychology

Page: 752

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Since publication in its first edition the Handbook of Psychological Testing has become the standard text for organisational and educational psychologists. It offers the only comprehensicve, modern and clear account of the whole of the field of psychometrics. It covers psychometric theory, the different kinds of psychological test, applied psychological testing, and the evaluation of the best published psychological tests. It is outstanding for its detailed and complete coverage of the field, its clarity (even for the non-mathematical) and its emphasis on the practical application of psychometric theory in psychology and education, as well as in vocational, occupational and clinical fields. For this second edition the Handbook has been extensively revised and updated to include the latest research and thinking in the field. Unlike other work in this area, it challenges the scientific rigour of conventional psychometrics and identifies groundbreaking new ways forward.
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Technical Report

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reading

Page: N.A

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Handbook of Gifted Education

Author: Nicholas Colangelo,Gary A. Davis

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Enfants surdoués - Éducation - Guides, manuels, etc

Page: 463

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Reflects current thinking on the education of the gifted. It presents the issues, offering definitions of giftedness; describes appropriate programme models and teaching practice; and covers creativity and thinking skills, counselling services and other special topics concerning gifted students.
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Psychological Monographs

General and Applied

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

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Includes music.
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Reports

Author: University of Southern California. Psychological Laboratory

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Educational psychology

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Vital and Health Statistics

Data evaluation and methods research

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Public health

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Studia Phonologica

Onsei Kagaku Kenkyū

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Phonetics

Page: N.A

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Strategies for Building Fluency

Author: Deborah V. Mink

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781425802479

Category: Education

Page: 304

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A must-have resource for improving fluency, this easy-to-use guide features practical, research-based strategies and supported leveled readings. Includes three audio CDs that feature recordings of all the passages, and a Teacher Resource CD with bonus passages.
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Handbook of Cognitive Aging

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Scott M. Hofer,Duane F Alwin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 145227892X

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

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"Provides a unique perspective. I am particularly impressed with the sections on innovative design and methods to investigate cognitive aging and the integrative perspectives. None of the existing texts covers this material to the same level." —Donna J. La Voie, Saint Louis University "The emphasis on integrating the literature with theoretical and methodological innovations could have a far-reaching impact on the field." —Deb McGinnis, Oakland University The Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives clarifies the differences in patterns and processes of cognitive aging. Along with a comprehensive review of current research, editors Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. Alwin provide a solid foundation for building a multidisciplinary agenda that will stimulate further rigorous research into these complex factors. Key Features Gathers the widest possible range of perspectives by including cognitive aging experts in various disciplines while maintaining a degree of unity across chapters Examines the limitations of the extant literature, particularly in research design and measurement, and offers new suggestions to guide future research Highlights the broad scope of the field with topics ranging from demography to development to neuroscience, offering the most complete coverage available on cognitive aging
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