Paths to Literacy

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Read-Aloud Accommodations and the Common Core

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According to a study of about 2,000 California 4th and 8th graders who were given the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), having teachers read aloud a reading-comprehension test to students with disabilities and English-language learners offers a boost in scores without altering what the test is trying to measure.  The results add to the research surrounding read-aloud accommodations, a topic of controversy that the two testing groups that are creating general assessments based on the Common Core State Standards have recently grappled with.

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