T-MASTER - A Tool for Assessing Students’ Reading Abilities

Erik Kanebrant, Katarina Heimann Mühlenbock, Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis, Arne Jönsson, Caroline Liberg, Åsa af Geijerstam, Jenny Wiksten Folkeryd, Johan Falkenjack

Abstract

We present a tool, termed T-Master, for assessing students' language skills on a variety of dimensions. T-Master uses sophisticated measures for assessing a student's reading ability and vocabulary understanding. Texts are selected based on their difficulty using novel readability measures and tests are created based on the texts. The tests allow us to measure a student's individual reading ability and vocabulary understanding, on a variety of dimensions. The results are analyzed, in T-Master, and the numerical results are mapped to textual descriptions that describe the student's reading abilities on the dimensions being analysed. These results are then presented to the teacher in a form that is easily comprenedible, who can inspect each individual student.

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Kanebrant E., Heimann Mühlenbock K., Johansson Kokkinakis S., Jönsson A., Liberg C., af Geijerstam Å., Wiksten Folkeryd J. and Falkenjack J. (2015). T-MASTER - A Tool for Assessing Students’ Reading Abilities . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-107-6, pages 220-227. DOI: 10.5220/0005410902200227


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@conference{csedu15,
author={Erik Kanebrant and Katarina Heimann Mühlenbock and Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis and Arne Jönsson and Caroline Liberg and Åsa af Geijerstam and Jenny Wiksten Folkeryd and Johan Falkenjack},
title={T-MASTER - A Tool for Assessing Students’ Reading Abilities},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2015},
pages={220-227},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005410902200227},
isbn={978-989-758-107-6},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - T-MASTER - A Tool for Assessing Students’ Reading Abilities
SN - 978-989-758-107-6
AU - Kanebrant E.
AU - Heimann Mühlenbock K.
AU - Johansson Kokkinakis S.
AU - Jönsson A.
AU - Liberg C.
AU - af Geijerstam Å.
AU - Wiksten Folkeryd J.
AU - Falkenjack J.
PY - 2015
SP - 220
EP - 227
DO - 10.5220/0005410902200227