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Assessment of a reading comprehension case study 5th grade.

The purpose of this project is to take the case study and examine the process and the outcomes of the evaluation of one curriculum. Your paper should include the following sections:

Describe the case study's educational setting and social situation.
Identify the curriculum evaluation model(s) used in the case study.
Identify assessment tools used to evaluate the curriculum. Describe how these tools were implemented. Try to answer the following questions:
Who selected the assessment tools?
What assessment tools were used?
Who used the assessment tools?
Where were the assessment tools used (e.g., classrooms, hallways, labs)?
How often were the tools used (e.g., twice a week over a period of 3 months)?
Did the tools fit the model? Would you suggest other tools needed for measuring the aspects of the curriculum being evaluated?
Summarize the evaluation's outcomes and any recommendations made in the evaluation. Would you include other recommendations that came from the same data that was collected by the assessment tools?
Would you suggest more analysis of the curriculum and, if so, what aspects of the curriculum would need additional analysis?
Would you suggest a different evaluation model for this curriculum and setting and, if so, why?
Grading Criteria

Focus on assessments tools and why they are important. Discuss which ones were used in the curriculum and the outcomes.

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The purpose of this project is to take the case study and examine the process and the outcomes of the evaluation of one curriculum. Your paper should include the following sections:

Describe the case study's educational setting and social situation.

This case study refers to a study of reading comprehension in 5th grade students. The researchers desired to find out whether using supplemental reading comprehension curricula, as opposed to the existing reading comprehension curricula currently being used in the schools, would improve reading comprehension in a sampling of 5th grade students. Researchers were especially interested in improving the reading comprehension levels of disadvantaged students who typically continue to fall further and further behind as their schooling progresses.

It should be noted that teachers were not unprepared for the implementation of this new curriculum. Over 90% of the teachers using the new curricula received training in how to use it effectively. Additionally, it should be noted that the primary focus was on reading comprehension of expository text and two specific content areas, science and social studies, were focused on.

Identify the curriculum evaluation model(s) used in the case study.

This research study followed a goal-based curriculum evaluation model. The pre-stated goal was to increase student reading comprehension levels especially among disadvantage and low-achieving students. The use of a control group as a way of measuring progress is a fundamental part of this model. Although four different alternative curricula were used, they were compared with the control group both on an individual basis as well as by using their combined score.

The text of the case study uses the terminology "rigorous experimental design" to describe their model. The claim is that this design is especially valuable for answer the two primary questions of the study. Firstly, what is the individual and group impact of the new curricula on reading comprehension for 5th grade students? Secondly, how do student, teacher and school characteristics impact the effect of the new curriculum supplements?

Try to answer the following questions:
Who selected the assessment tools?

It is unclear from the case study who selected the assessment tools. Because four different supplemental curricula were used, it is improbable that any one company was instrumental in ...

Solution Summary

Included in this solution are the original case which is four pages long, as well as an assessment of the case study which includes over 1,400 words of original text.

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