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Title: Assessing Reading in the 21st Century Conference: Aligning and Applying Advances in the Reading and Measurement Sciences
Center: NCER Year: 2007
Principal Investigator: Sabatini, John Awardee: Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Program: Unsolicited and Other Awards      [Program Details]
Award Period: 1 year Award Amount: $125,390
Type: Other Goal Award Number: R305U070002

What is reading comprehension? How do we define it? How do we measure it? How do we improve it? Educators, researchers, and policymakers across the United States are grappling with these questions. To tackle these issues around reading, the Educational Testing Service organized a conference that examines these questions by bringing together scholars from different research traditions, who often do not communicate directly, to present emerging research and models of reading and reading assessment. The primary questions addressed at this conference concerned how to align advances in reading science and measurement with the applied assessment practices that govern school and policy level decision-making. An edited volume collecting the papers presented at this conference will be the product of this award.



Sabatini, J., Albro, E., and O'Reilly, T. (2012). Measuring up: Advances in how we Assess Reading Ability. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Sabatini, J.P., O'Reilly, T., and Albro, E.R. (2012). Reaching an Understanding: Innovations in how we View Reading Assessment. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.