RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Ginger Landers
re: Word Sorts
Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:11

Hi Mary Beth, I'm glad you liked the presentation! Thank you! I think how you noted that there wasn't a lot of time for the actual intervention is an important point. This group made large gains in their beginning and ending consonant knowledge in the given amount of time.

I am also new to the graduate program but the ERSI is an assessment I think you will learn a lot about. As I understand, the ERSI is an assessment for kindergartners through second graders. It tests a child's knowledge of alphabet (K), concept of word, sight words, word pattern words (words that they can sound out if they don't know them), writing, reading (including rate, accuracy and comprehension). Many of the professors at APP State have designed this assessment as an alternative to Dibbles, which is used frequently in the schools around here. Dr. Morris could give you more information and probably the testing materials if you are interested.

I hope all that information about ERSI is correct! I am just learning about it, too! Thanks for your comment!

  • Word Sorts - MaryBeth, Wed Nov 30 10:02
    Nice presentation! I have never really had the opportunity to use words sorts before, so your presentation was really informative. Your data really shows significant growth with such a small amount... more
    • ERSI - Marlee Wright, Fri Dec 2 21:30
      I was wondering the same thing, I am not familiar with that test.
    • re: Word Sorts - Ginger Landers, Wed Nov 30 12:11
      • re: Word Sorts - crousejs, Thu Dec 1 21:08
        Go Ginger! I think that you answered that just right. As a first grade teacher the ERSI is the first thing I assess my children with. It really gives you a great deal of information. Immediately, I... more
        • ERSI links - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 12:51
          Given the range of interest in the ERSI, I am providing some links that will get you to the instrument, an explanation of it, and a study that used it really thoughtfully. Ginger and Jennifer... more
      • ERSI - MaryBeth, Thu Dec 1 21:01
        Thanks for the info! I'm not a huge fan of Dibbles, so that's nice to have an alternate assessment to use!
        • DIBELS - Marlee Wright, Fri Dec 2 21:34
          Ditto that - not a huge fan at all. We have to use it, though, systemwide here, so we try to take the information we can glean from it and use it the best way we can. I would love to learn more about ... more
          • Re: DIBELS - Nakita Carson, Tue Dec 6 19:41
            Everything I have heard from younger grade teachers seems to be on the negative side when it comes to DIBELS. What drew the school system to it.
        • ERSI - Ruth Ann Timmons, Fri Dec 2 00:29
          I'm with you MaryBeth. DIBELS is not my favorite way to assess students either but sadly it is required. I try to stay positive and view it as another measure by which to gather additional... more
      • reply to Ginger/Mary Beth - Lori Vestal, Thu Dec 1 18:15
        You are right. ERSI was developed by Darrell Morris at ASU. If you are interested in using ERSI, there is a great reference book that I found on International Reading Association's website. It is... more
        • re: ERSI - MaryBeth, Thu Dec 1 20:59
          Thanks Lori! This is my first semester of classes, so I'm "new" to all of this. I was a Reading Recovery teacher for a few years when I first started teaching, and all of the training and assessments ... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011