This series provides insights on important topics in educational assessment and research. Follow our ETS researchers as they explain and discuss key issues in a conversational style.
Issue 17: Relay Reader™: A Virtual Reading Partner Who Takes Turns Reading with the Learner
It is more important than ever to be able to read fluently and understand what one reads. However, one-third of fourth-graders in the United States don't reach even the basic level of reading, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Focus on ETS R&D talked to four scientists about their work on an interactive book reading app. Relay Reader™ is built to support the development of the learner's reading fluency and stamina while enjoying a good story.
- Issue 1: The Good and the Bad of Game-Based Assessment
- Issue 2: Research to Support Reading for Understanding
- Issue 3: Teaching and Assessing Mathematics Using Learning Progressions
- Issue 4: Responding to the Opt-Out Movement
- Issue 5: ETS Researchers Look for Innovative Ways to Measure English Language Proficiency
- Issue 6: Looking Beyond High and Low Stakes
- Issue 7: Technology, Process Data and Fair Tests
- Issue 8: College Admissions: Is There a Better Way?
- Issue 9: Using Automated Systems to Evaluate Spoken English
- Issue 10: Measuring What Students Learn in College
- Issue 11: Applying Social Context to Psychometric Modeling in Educational Assessment
- Issue 12: Key Practices Intended to Help Students Acquire Skill Sets
- Issue 13: Using Language Proficiency Standards to Interpret Test Scores
- Issue 14: Using Large-Scale Assessments to Analyze Education, Skills and Economic Opportunity
- Issue 15: Researchers Build a Training Course for Teaching of English Around the World
- Issue 16: Research Reveals Key Hurdles Students Must Overcome to Become Good Readers