An Online Tool for Monitoring Writing Progress for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

ID: 51222 Type: Best Practices Session
  1. Janet Zydney, University of Cincinnati, United States
  2. Susan Rose, University of Minnesota, United States
  3. Simon Hooper, The Pennsylvania State University, United States

Wednesday, June 21 3:40 PM-4:00 PM

No presider for this session.

The purpose of this session is to showcase a free online curriculum-based measurement (CBM) tool. CBM is a widely used classroom assessment process for continually monitoring students’ progress. The tool, named WordMark, provides teachers with a highly efficient and effective means to gather, display and use data to inform instructional decision making. The tool includes a 3-minute assessment for students to create an authentic writing sample, a computerized scoring interface to make grading more efficient for teachers, and visualizations of the results to help teachers and students interpret performance data. We will present lessons learned during the design and development, describe how we validated and tested the tool with students who are deaf and hard of hearing, and present future research plans.

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