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Document Number: 10894

Evaluating the Screening Accuracy of Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR) - Student performance on the interim Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR) was analyzed across grades 4-10 with the end-of-year Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) 2.0 to determine how well the FAIR and the 2011 FCAT 2.0 scores predicted 2012 FCAT 2.0 performance. The first key finding was that the reading comprehension screen of the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR) was more accurate than the 2011 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) 2.0 scores in correctly identifying students as not at risk for failing to meet grade-level standards on the 2012 FCAT 2.0. The second key finding was that using both the FAIR screen and the 2011 FCAT 2.0 lowered the underidentification rate of at-risk students by 1220 percentage points compared with the results using the 2011 FCAT 2.0 score alone. (Barbara R. Foorman, Sarah Kershaw and Yaacov Petscher, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Evaluation, September 2013)...


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