WATERFORD ASSESSMENT OF CORE SKILLS - A Computerized Adaptive Reading Test for Pre-K through 2nd Grade

Haya Shamir, Erin Phinney Johnson, Kimberly Brown

Abstract

The Waterford Assessment of Core Skills (WACS) is a new computerized adaptive test of early literacy for students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. WACS includes assessments in letter recognition, letter sound and initial sound recognition, blending, segmenting, reading real and non-words, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, and vocabulary. A CAT for this age group will be highly beneficial by allowing whole classes to be tested together without additional personnel, by assessing a large number of content areas in reduced time and with fewer questions than a standard paper and pencil test, by producing immediate and accurate score reports, and by engaging students with animations during the test. Reliability and validity analyses indicate that the test is internally coherent and that the subtests correlate well with other reading tests used with this age group, including DIBELS, IRI, ITBS and TPRI.

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Shamir H., Johnson E. and Brown K. (2009). WATERFORD ASSESSMENT OF CORE SKILLS - A Computerized Adaptive Reading Test for Pre-K through 2nd Grade . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1, pages 24-30. DOI: 10.5220/0001850700240030


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu09,
author={Haya Shamir and Erin Phinney Johnson and Kimberly Brown},
title={WATERFORD ASSESSMENT OF CORE SKILLS - A Computerized Adaptive Reading Test for Pre-K through 2nd Grade},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2009},
pages={24-30},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001850700240030},
isbn={978-989-8111-82-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - WATERFORD ASSESSMENT OF CORE SKILLS - A Computerized Adaptive Reading Test for Pre-K through 2nd Grade
SN - 978-989-8111-82-1
AU - Shamir H.
AU - Johnson E.
AU - Brown K.
PY - 2009
SP - 24
EP - 30
DO - 10.5220/0001850700240030