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We are pleased to announce the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2016 Annual Technology Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.). Both organizations recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership that focuses on the collective interests of our school districts.  We will be providing educators from across the Commonwealth and New England with exciting ways to enhance teaching and learning with technology.  
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Thursday, October 20 • 10:00am - 10:55am
Using Adaptive Assessments to Support Literacy Instruction

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Computer adaptive assessments are being used increasingly across schools in Massachusetts and the nation. It has been said that the “basic notion of an adaptive test is to mimic automatically what a wise examiner would do.” (Wainer et al., 2000, p.10). By carefully selecting questions that target a student’s skill level, a wise examiner aims to gather the most precise information about that student as possible while minimizing the amount of time that must be spent on testing (Torgeson, 2006). Adaptive assessments have great potential to support personalized learning and to guide instructional planning; however, to make the most of adaptive tools, a clear understanding of how performance is measured and what the data provided really means is important. This session will cover the basic concepts underlying adaptive assessments and discuss considerations for educators tasked with using these tools to inform their classroom literacy instruction.

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Lexia Learning

Over two million students use Lexia’s research-proven approach to explicit, personalized learning of foundational reading skills. This scalable, technology-based system predicts students’ year-end performance, delivers norm-referenced performance data without interrupting instruction to administer a test, and provides teachers data-driven action pl


Alison Mitchell

Director of Assessment | Lexia Learning

Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
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