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Early grade reading benchmarks: Methods, experiences and future directions

Resource Type: 
Event Recordings, Materials, and E-Courses
Simpson, Heather
Jukes, Matthew
Flores Rosales, Leslie
Thukral, Hetal
Publisher or Sponsoring Organization: 
The Global Reading Network
Date Published: 
June 27, 2018
Abstract (200 Character Limit) : 

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.

PDFs of each presentation are listed below. A video recording will be made available for viewing soon.

Assessment and testing
Target Audience: 
Grade Level (Pre-K)