Trends in use of handheld technology to support student reading assessment
Wendy Martin, Cricket Heinze, Tomoe Kanaya, Center for Children and Technology / EDC, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
We propose to present findings based on work from the Reading First Evaluation for the state of New Mexico. As part of the implementation of Reading First programming, the state required all Reading First teachers to use handheld computers to administer a literacy assessment to students in Reading First schools. Findings are based on 39 classroom observations and 81 interviews in 19 schools across 10 districts engaged in their first year of implementing Reading First programming. Teachers working in Reading First schools in New Mexico administered the DIBELS, an early reading screening to over 7000 K through 3rd grade students. Nearly all administrations were conducted using handheld computers. The presentation will discuss seven key themes identified from a review of interview and observation data regarding use of the handheld computer to support student reading assessment and teacher use of assessment data.
Martin, W., Heinze, C. & Kanaya, T. (2005). Trends in use of handheld technology to support student reading assessment. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 134-137). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).