Presentation on theme: "Hill Center Regional Education Model Year One Woodcock-Johnson III Evaluation Results Brunswick County Schools 2009-2010 Presented by: Tamara Walser, Ph.D.,"— Presentation transcript:
Hill Center Regional Education Model Year One Woodcock-Johnson III Evaluation Results Brunswick County Schools 2009-2010 Presented by: Tamara Walser, Ph.D., Lead Evaluator & Emily Grace, M.Ed., Project Coordinator The University of North Carolina Wilmington
Students Included in Evaluation 324 Total Students Middle School Students Elementary Students
Evaluation Method Students were pretested in Fall 2009 and posttested in Spring 2010 Individual assessments using four subtests of Woodcock Johnson III Achievement Test (WJ-III) Raw scores were converted to age-referenced standard scores to measure growth
Description of Subtests Letter-Word Identification: List of individual words for student to read aloud Passage Comprehension: Short sentences containing a blank for student to read and supply appropriate word Reading Fluency: Short sentences for student to read quickly and identify as true or false Word Attack: List of “nonsense” words for student to read aloud, measuring phonics skills
What are Standard Scores? Age-referenced standard scores account for expected academic growth. A student who makes expected growth would have the same standard score at the pretest and posttest. An increase in a standard score indicates greater than expected growth; a decrease indicates the opposite. The AVERAGE standard score for the WJ-III is 100 where 90-110 is the average range.
Next Steps… For the 2009-2010 Annual Evaluation Report: Will analyze pre- to post-implementation North Carolina End-of-Grade Reading Assessment scores Will analyze HillRAP student attendance data Will analyze HillRAP teacher implementation proficiency data For the Longitudinal Evaluation: Will conduct WJ-III posttesting in spring 2011