Tabe level l training ppt (fy11 final)Presentation Transcript
TABE Level L Training (Updated to Forms 9/10)
Developed by ACLS & SABES
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
understand the basics of standardized assessment
administer the TABE Level L assessment appropriately and consistently
score examinee booklets and interpret results with accuracy
determine whether re-testing with a different assessment is warranted.
Agenda for Today
Overview of assessment basics
Where We Stand with GLE 0–1.9 Assessment
Overview of TABE Complete Battery
Examination of TABE Level L Sections
Questions & (Hopefully) Answers
Status of 0-1.9 GLE Assessment
Level 1 ELA Curriculum Frameworks Reading Standards are being developed.
For now, we must use TABE Level L to report learner gain.
Consider using the Diagnostic Assessment of Reading (DAR)— not required.
Yields more diagnostic information.
Information more closely aligned with CFs
TABE Forms 9/10 Overview:
“ Complete Battery” required sub-tests:
Five Levels for each test Equivalent Forms 9/10
TABE Complete Battery GLE Levels (9/10)
0 - 1.9
2.0 - 3.9
4.0 - 5.9
6.0 - 8.9
9.0 - 12.9
Level L Reading Test Materials
TABE 9/10 Complete Battery Test Directions
Level L Complete Battery Test Booklet
Pre-Reading Skills (18 items)
Reading Skills (32 items)
Word List (40 items)
Examinee Record Book (Optional)
Word List score sheet
Individual Diagnostic Profile
STEPS to administering the TABE Literacy Test If student reads 3 words wrong in a row or 5 wrong altogether 2. Then give student LITERACY Level of the TABE (Both the Pre-reading and Reading Sections) If student reads word list correctly (<5 words wrong altogether) 2. Then give student the MAPT -Level 2 in Reading OR The TABE LOCATOR , if your program doesn’t use MAPT
Word List IS Are When City Do Like Know Only Be Have Some Best Of What Could Also My Said About Give Can Two There Food For Eat Would Again All Hot Other Money The One People Phone Out New Any Because
Purposes of the Word List
The Word List acts as a “locator” to determine whether to:
Administer the Level L
Use MAPT instead (for reading & math
primary assessment areas)
Use TABE Language Subtest - Level E
(writing assessment area)
Word List Administration
Please turn to p. 17 of the Complete Battery Test Directions and briefly read through it.
Would someone please summarize how this
List is administered?
And would someone please summarize the
scoring and interpreting results section on
The Two Tests: Pre-Reading Skills
Matching Letters 6
Recognizing Letters 4
Beginning Sounds 2
Ending Sounds 2
Middle Sounds 4
All testing is entirely ‘scripted’ in Complete Battery Test Directions and must not be changed/adapted
The Two Tests: Reading Skills
Recognizing Signs 4
Word Meaning 4
Recognizing Words 4
Context Meaning 4
Phrase/Sentence Meaning 4
Passage Meaning 12
There are Forms 9 & 10, for pre- and post-testing.
Level L Benefits
The Level L can help programs screen for:
visual and reversal problems
abilty to recognize letters
auditory and sound discrimination skills
beginning comprehension skills (listening, retention, word understanding, interpretation)
Administration: Quick Overview
The Pre-Reading and Reading Tests are:
administered orally by examiner while examinee chooses answers from a printed test booklet.
Before Administering the TABE Level L
Read the Test Directions booklet pp. 1-5,
10-13, and 15-16 for Guidance on:
Test Materials Needed
Planning the Testing Schedule
Organizing the Testing Area
Using Standard Testing Procedures
Tests must be administered as directed in the Tests Directions booklet.
Test Administrators must read scripts exactly as provided in the Test Directions booklet.
The ultimate responsibility for appropriate test use and interpretation rests with you.
Before Administering, cont’d.
Step One: Word List
Step Two: Literacy Test (2 Parts)
Step Three: Scoring
Suggested Testing Time
There are no fixed times…
Word List 15 Minutes
Pre-Reading Skills 13 Minutes
Reading Skills 32 Minutes
From start to finish, approximately one hour.
Administration Walk-Through: Word List
Pick a partner to “assess” with.
Choose who will be the examiner and who the examinee, give card to Examinee.
Examinee: Look at Word List card.
Examiner: Turn to Page 5 of the Examinee Record Book and begin administering at the word “Say”.