A Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Third Grade Reading Diagnostic Tools

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The findings of this report suggest which diagnostic tool best predicts passage on the Ohio Third Grade Reading Achievement Assessment (OAA). The researchers further looked at the comparative costs of these tools on a per student basis. Star Reading was found to have the strongest relationship with the Ohio Third Grade Reading Achievement Assessment and also one of the most cost-effective diagnostic tool among (1) Kindergarten Readiness Assessment- Literacy (KRA-L); (2) second grade AIMS fluency probes; (3) Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA); (4) Star reading assessment; and (5) standards based report card indicators (SBRCI).

Citation: Ingle, W. K., & Cramer, T. (2012, March 17). A cost effectiveness analysis of third grade reading diagnostic tools. Paper presented at The Association for Education, Finance, and Policy 37th Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

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