Developing and Validating Progress Monitoring Measures
Currently there is a deficit of resources available to adequately monitor the developmental progress of a student's comprehension of expository language. Typically school districts administer benchmark assessments to students 3 times during the school year (fall, winter, and spring) to determine if students are on track for their age and educational level. Recently narrative language benchmark assessments have been developed (Petersen & Spencer, 2012), yet benchmark assessments for expository language may provide additional information on language and reading comprehension ability. My senior ...
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