Introduction

Welcome to Unit 4: Diagnostic and Progress Monitoring Data of the Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy (OTALA) Module 1: Administering the Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment.

There are 10 sections in this module:

  1.     Purposes of the TMSFA
  2.     Administering the TMSFA: Overview
  3.     Administering the TMSFA: Demonstration
  4.     Administering the TMSFA: Practice One
  5.     Administering the TMSFA: Practice Two
  6.     The Word Reading Fluency Subtest: Overview
  7.     The Word Reading Fluency Subtest: Practice One
  8.     The Word Reading Fluency Subtest: Practice Two
  9.     The Word Reading Fluency Subtest: Practice Three
  10.     Summary

Each section consists of presentation videos along with related activities. You may download a copy of the module handouts, transcript of the video, and presentation slides by clicking on the links below.

Handouts
Transcript

Presentation slides

The total time required to complete this module is approximately an hour. The module may be completed at your own pace. You may complete all sections in a single session, or you may log in multiple times as you work through the information and activities.

Section 1: Purposes of the TMSFA

This section outlines the purposes of the Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment (TMSFA).

Click play on the video when you're ready to begin.

Section 2: Administering the TMSFA: Overview

This section outlines how to administer the TMSFA.

Please click to download and print

    Handout 1: Grade 7 Entry Points for Passage Reading Fluency
    Handout 2: Passage Reading Fluency Subtest: Grade 7 BOY Examiner’s Packet
    Handout 3: Passage Fluency Scoring Rules

prior to watching this presentation video. If you printed the handout packet downloaded at the beginning of this module, please locate the handout in your packet.

Also, please have a digital timer and a pen or pencil handy for the rest of this module.

Click play on the video when you're ready to begin.

Section 3: Administering the TMSFA: Demonstration

This section demonstrates how to administer the TMSFA. Please click to download and print Handout 2: Passage Reading Fluency Subtest: Grade 7 BOY Examiner’s Packet prior to watching this presentation video. If you printed the handout packet downloaded at the beginning of this module, please locate the handout in your packet.

Also, please have a digital timer and a pen or pencil handy, as you will practice starting and ending the timer as the student reads the passage.

Click play on the video when you're ready to begin.

Section 4: Administering the TMSFA: Practice One

In this section, you will practice administering the TMSFA. Please click to download and print Handout 2: Passage Reading Fluency Subtest: Grade 7 BOY Examiner’s Packet prior to watching this presentation video. If you printed the handout packet downloaded at the beginning of this module, please locate the handout in your packet.

Also, please have a digital timer and a pen or pencil handy, as you will practice starting and ending the timer as the student reads the passage.

Click play on the video when you're ready to begin.

Section 5: Administering the TMSFA: Practice Two

In this section, you will continue to practice administering the TMSFA. Please click to download and print Handout 2: Passage Reading Fluency Subtest: Grade 7 BOY Examiner’s Packet prior to watching this presentation video. If you printed the handout packet downloaded at the beginning of this module, please locate the handout in your packet.

Click play on the video when you're ready to begin.

 

 

Section 6: The Word Reading Fluency Subtest: Overview

Section 7: The Word Reading Fluency Subtest: Practice One

In this section, you will practice administering the Word Reading Fluency Subtest. Please click to download and print Handout 5: Word Reading Fluency Subtest: BOY Examiner’s Packet prior to watching this presentation video. If you printed the handout packet downloaded at the beginning of this module, please locate the handout in your packet.

Click play on the video when you're ready to begin.

Section 8: The Word Reading Fluency Subtest: Practice Two

In this section, you will continue to practice administering the Word Reading Fluency Subtest. Please click to download and print Handout 5: Word Reading Fluency Subtest: BOY Examiner’s Packet prior to watching this presentation video. If you printed the handout packet downloaded at the beginning of this module, please locate the handout in your packet.

Click play on the video when you're ready to begin.

Section 9: The Word Reading Fluency Subtest: Practice Three

In this section, you will continue to practice administering the Word Reading Fluency Subtest. Please click to download and print Handout 5: Word Reading Fluency Subtest: BOY Examiner’s Packet prior to watching this presentation video. If you printed the handout packet downloaded at the beginning of this module, please locate the handout in your packet.

Click play on the video when you're ready to begin.

 

Section 10: Summary

This section is a summary of Module 1. It also outlines who is qualified to administer the TMSFA.

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