What is the new Spanish Reading screening test?

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What is the new Screening: Spanish Reading test? How can teachers use these results in the classroom?

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The new Screening: Spanish Reading test is intended for Spanish-speaking students who are learning English. It helps identify students who are at risk of having reading difficulty in their native language.

 
How does the test work?

The Screening: Spanish Reading test is a grade-specific, non-adaptive test with 30 questions. The test questions are all in Spanish. There are low and high difficulty questions, and the questions are distributed randomly, except that the first 5 questions are easier than the remaining 25. All students will see the same questions in the same test, but in a random order. 

The test can be administered up to 3 times a year, and results are provided as a percent correct, both overall and in 3 instructional areas.

 
Are the instructions in Spanish or English?

The test questions are in Spanish, but the instructions for proctors as well as the student sign-in process (for example, entering the test session name) are in English. The end-of-test screen and all reports are in English.

 
What grades can use the Screening: Spanish Reading test?

Grades 2-8.

 
When are the tests available?

Fall, winter and spring tests for grades 2-8 are currently available. 

 
What reports are available?

Screening: Spanish Reading results are available in the following reports:
Results will show the overall percent correct, as well as the percent correct in each instructional area: Informational, Literary, and Vocabulary.

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How can we use the results from the Screening: Spanish Reading test?

The Screening: Spanish Reading test is designed to help you determine the student's reading ability in their native language. This, along with other assessment results, can help you determine whether the student needs additional reading instruction in Spanish as well as English language instruction.

For example, if the student scores well on the Spanish Reading test, but low on their MAP Growth or other English language tests, this suggests that the student has strong reading abilities, and would benefit from grade-level instruction in reading, with English language support. However, if the student scores low on both tests, then this suggests that the student could benefit from reading instruction in their native language.

 
How do I get the Screening: Spanish Reading tests for my students?

Contact your Account Manager for more information.

 
Does the Spanish Reading test come with the Spanish Math test?

These tests are licensed separately. Contact your Account Manager for more information.

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