[cd] FW: Reading Assessment Presentations in October

Loamanu, Susan sloamanu@usoe.k12.ut.us
Mon, 9 Sep 2002 10:18:13 -0600


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>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	Gallaher, Brenda .  
> Sent:	Monday, September 09, 2002 9:54 AM
> To:	Loamanu, Susan
> Cc:	Gunn, Carolee; Tyler, Jan
> Subject:	Reading Assessment Presentations in October
> 
> Susan,
> 
> Carolee Gunn asked me to send this to you and to ask you to please send
> this memo out to all of the Curriculum Directors for each district.  If
> you have any questions please fell free to give me a call.
> 
> Brenda
> 8-7836
> 
> 
> MEMORANDUM
> 
> TO:		District Testing Directors and Curriculum Directors
> 
> FROM:	Carolee Gunn and Jan Tyler, Assessment Specialists, USOE
> 
> DATE:	September 9, 2002
> 
> RE:		Reading Assessment Presentations in October
> 
> A new element of U-PASS this spring will be the operational administration
> of reading assessments in grades four through nine.  Many school districts
> participated in pilot administration of these tests last spring. By
> November, a reading test must be chosen by each school district for
> administration to their secondary level students. Once selected, the
> reading assessment instrument will be established for five years by
> contract with the publisher.  The reading tests that have been authorized
> for the secondary level grades are:
> 
> *		Degrees of Reading Power, published by TASA 
> *		Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests (4th ed)  published by
> Riverside Publishing Co.
> *		Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test (SDRT 4), published by
> Harcourt
> *	
> *	To assist you in making an informed decision, we have scheduled
> presentations by the publishers, to be held across the state during the
> week of October 7.  The presentation schedule is as follows:
> *		October  7: St. George, at the Washington School District
> Office		
> *		October  8: Richfield, at Snow College South (rooms 147 B,
> E, & C)
> *		October  9: SLC, at the Granite School District Office
> Auditorium
> *		October 10: Ogden, at the Ogden Professional Development
> Center
> *				
> *	All presentations will begin at 8:30 and run until noon, with lunch
> served afterward.  
> *	
> *	The objective of these presentations to provide information about
> test score interpretation, answer questions about the statewide reading
> assessment program, and provide technical information about all three
> instruments.  Each session will begin with a discussion about the
> statewide reading assessment program led by USOE assessment specialists,
> Carolee Gunn and Jan Tyler.  Afterward, representatives from the test
> publishing companies will conduct 50 minute sessions that will be repeated
> three times, so that participants can attend each session.
> *	
> *	Test score interpretation will be of interest to those districts
> that participated in the pilot administration of the reading tests last
> spring in grades 4-9.  For those districts, it's an opportunity to review
> instruments other than the one they field tested. For the undecided, it's
> an opportunity to critically evaluate all three reading tests.
> *	
> *	Please send us an estimate of attendees from your school district so
> we can plan for food preparation, and avoid exceeding the capacity of the
> facilities we have reserved. RSVP to Brenda Gallaher at the assessment
> section of the USOE.  Her phone number is 801.538-7836; her e-mail address
> is bgallahe@usoe.k12.ut.us. <mailto:bgallahe@usoe.k12.ut.us.>  If you have
> any questions, contact Carolee at 801.538-7928 or cgunn@usoe.k12.ut.us
> <mailto:cgunn@usoe.k12.ut.us> or Jan Tyler at 801.538-7804. Jan's e-mail
> address is jtyler@usoe.k12.ut.us. <mailto:jtyler@usoe.k12.ut.us.>  We look
> forward to seeing you at these presentations.
> *	
> 
> Brenda B. Gallaher, Section Secretary
> USOE, Evaluation and Assessment
> 250 East 500 South
> P.O. Box 144200
> Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
> 801-538-7836
> bgallahe@usoe.k12.ut.us 
> 
> 

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FW: Reading Assessment Presentations in October




 -----Original Message-----
From:   Gallaher, Brenda . 
Sent:   = Monday, September 09, 2002 9:54 = AM
To:     Loamanu, Susan
Cc:     Gunn, Carolee; Tyler, Jan
Subject:        Reading Assessment Presentations = in October

Susan,

Carolee Gunn = asked me to send this to you and to ask you to please send this memo = out to all of the Curriculum Directors for each district.  If you = have any questions please fell free to give me a call.

Brenda
8-7836


MEMORANDUM

TO:     =         District Testing Directors = and Curriculum Directors

FROM:   Carolee = Gunn and Jan Tyler, Assessment Specialists, USOE

DATE:   = September 9, 2002

RE:     =         Reading Assessment = Presentations in October

A new element of U-PASS this spring = will be the operational administration of reading assessments in grades = four through nine.  Many school districts participated in pilot = administration of these tests last spring. By November, a reading test = must be chosen by each school district for administration to their = secondary level students. Once selected, the reading assessment = instrument will be established for five years by contract with the = publisher.  The reading tests that have been authorized for the = secondary level grades are:

Brenda B. Gallaher, Section = Secretary
USOE, Evaluation and = Assessment
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT = 84114-4200
801-538-7836
bgallahe@usoe.k12.ut.us


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