Scientifically Based Curriculum Evaluation: The Design of Scientifically Based Instruments for Analyzing Reading Intervention and Fluency Building Programs

Dr. Marcy Stein
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During this workshop, a scientifically based framework for evaluating commercially developed reading programs will be outlined. Given the role that instructional programs play in the classroom, the quality of these programs needs to be closely scrutinized. Two curriculum evaluation instruments based on the framework will be presented. The first instrument was designed to assist teachers evaluate the quality of reading intervention programs; the other instrument was designed to help teachers systematically evaluate reading fluency programs. Both instruments were designed to help teachers determine the extent to which the programs they examine are grounded in the research literature on reading and subsequently assist them in selecting new programs. Using these curriculum evaluation instruments gives teachers a scientifically based focus for their curriculum evaluation efforts. Reliability and validity data for these instruments will be presented along with data regarding consumer satisfaction.

Keywords: Curriculum Evaluation, Reading Intervention Programs, Reading Fluency Programs
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation in English
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Dr. Marcy Stein

Professor, Education Program, University of Washington, Tacoma

Marcy Stein, Ph.D. is a Professor at the University of Washington, Tacoma, where she is one of the founding faculty members of the Education program. She currently coordinates the At-Risk and Special Education study options in the graduate program as well as teaches in the Teacher Certification program. She has published extensively on topics including beginning and remedial reading instruction, mathematics instruction, vocabulary acquisition, curriculum analysis and textbook adoption. She has also served as a consultant to departments of education in several states on the translation of reading research to instructional practice and the evaluation of curriculum materials.

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