This in-person and virtual event, June 27, 2018, featured presentations and discussion around methods for identifying early grade reading (EGR) benchmarks, and experiences and outcomes to date using them. The three-hour event included a conversation on the needs of practitioners and policymakers who are developing and using benchmarks, and future directions for research, analysis and application.
Presentations included: 1) "Setting oral reading fluency benchmarks" by Heather Simpson, Chief of Programs, Room to Read and "A standardized approach to data-driven oral reading fluency benchmarks?" by Matthew Jukes, Senior Education Evaluation Specialist, RTI International. 2) "A regression discontinuity approach to find a fluency benchmark for second grade" presented by Leslie Vanessa Rosales Flores, Evaluation Specialist, USAID Lifelong Learning Project, Juárez & Associates. 3) "Using benchmarks: Exploring the consistency and stability of EGRA benchmarks" by Hetal Thukral, Director of Evaluation & Research, School-to-School International. The link below will provide access to PDFs of each presentation. A video recording will be uploaded soon.