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Title:  Evaluating the screening accuracy of the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR)
Description: This report analyzed student performance on the FAIR reading comprehension screen across grades 4-10 and the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) 2.0 to determine how well the FAIR and the 2011 FCAT 2.0 scores predicted 2012 FCAT 2.0 performance. The first key finding was that the reading comprehension screen of the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR) was more accurate than the 2011 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) 2.0 scores in correctly identifying students as not at risk for failing to meet grade-level standards on the 2012 FCAT 2.0. The second key finding was that using both the FAIR screen and the 2011 FCAT 2.0 lowered the underidentification rate of at-risk students by 1220 percentage points compared with the results using the 2011 FCAT 2.0 score alone.
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Cover Date: September 2013
Web Release: September 10, 2013
Print Release: September 10, 2013
Publication #: REL 2013008
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Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Applied Research Methods
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Applied Research Methods, please contact:
Sandra Garcia.