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March 10, 2006

Reader’s Scripts

If you do not have your reader’s scripts by the time you test, please do the following:

  1. Try to do the reading sessions first – those sessions cannot be read to anyway.
  2. Then try to use Form 1 booklet and read from the booklet – then if the scripts come, you can just continue with that booklet and the script.
  3. If you don’t have enough form 1, then go to another form.
  4. Remember we are trying to standardize the language.
  5. See below for math items:

Reader Scripts for Mathematics

If your district has not received reader scripts for math, please be advised that there may be items that could be compromised by not using a reader script. For example, look at the following mathematics assessment objectives for grade 3 and 4:

6.3.02 Identify and write (in words and standard form) whole numbers up to 100,000.

6.4.02 Identify and write (in words and standard form) whole numbers up to 1,000,000.

These objectives could be measured by an item that requires a student to identify in words a number written in standard form. If a teacher reads the standard form of the number in a question in words instead of digit by digit, this could give away the answer.

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