Please join us for the Guest Discussion New Developments in Adult Literacy Assessment (Individual and Large-Scale), which will be held during the week of January 25 – 29, 2010. The guest is John Sabatini, Senior Research Scientist at the Educational Testing Service.
This discussion is the first in a series of four discussions to be held in cooperation with the Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles project at World Education, Inc.
John Sabatini, Senior Research Scientist
Educational Testing Service
Dr. Sabatini is a Senior Research Scientist in the Research & Development Division at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. He has conducted research, curriculum development, and evaluation in areas of reading acquisition and disabilities, assessment, cognitive psychology, and educational technology, with a primary focus on adults and adolescents. Currently, he is the principal investigator of an IES funded grant to develop comprehension assessments for struggling adolescent and adult readers and a NICHD/Dept of Education/National Institute for Literacy grant, Relative Effectiveness of Reading Programs for Adults. He provides technical and research advice to national and international surveys including the National Assessments of Adult Literacy (NAAL), Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIACC), Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PISA), and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS). Dr. Sabatini received his doctorate at the University of Delaware in cognition and instruction with a focus on literacy.
Please read Literacy assessment for adults by John Sabatini. This provides you with an overview of the content of the guest discussion.
- Baer, J., Kutner, M., & Sabatini, J. P. (2009). Basic reading skills and the literacy of the America's least literate adults: Results from the 2003 national assessment of adult literacy (NAAL) supplemental studies (No. NCES 2006-488): National Center for Education Statistics, Institute for Education Sciences, U. S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.
- Kutner, M., Greenberg, E., Jin, Y., Boyle, B., Hsu, Y., & Dunleavy, E. (2007). Literacy in everyday life: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NCES 2007-490. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics, Institute for Education Sciences, U. S. Department of Education.
- Assessment strategies and reading profiles
- National Institute for Literacy (2009). Learning to achieve: A review of the research literature on serving adults with disabilities. Washington DC: Author.
- McShane, S. (2005). Applying Research in Reading Instruction for Adults: First Steps for Teachers. Washington, DC: National Center for Family Literacy, National Institute for Literacy.
- Curtis, M. E., & Kruidenier, J. R. (2005). Teaching Adults to Read: A Summary of Scientifically Based Research Principles. Washington, DC: National Institute for Literacy.
- Adult Reading Components project
- Strucker, J., Yamamoto, K., & Kirsch, I. (2007). The relationship of the component skills of reading to IALS performance: Tipping points and five classes of adult literacy learners. Cambridge, MA: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy.