Assessing Assessments: How do first grade students perform on the Reading First assessments versus the Reading Results assessments? What do the results of these assessments tell about the reading program and the students involved? What are the implications of these differences for educational leaders in elementary schools?

A thesis presented on the nature of progress first grade students at Maple Elementary School have made in two different reading assessments. The two reading assessments that are involved in this study are the Reading First assessments, which correlate with our language arts program Houghton Mifflin, and the Reading Results assessment, which was created by the California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP).