How It Works
MaDYK is designed to assist teachers to quickly and easily assess individual students’ reading skills.
MaDYK utilizes methods previously shown to be effective to assess English reading skills and monitor student progress. The MaDYK team has adapted these methods to assess and monitor Hebrew reading development.
Students are tested three times a year, beginning in the middle of first grade to the end of third grade. Students read unfamiliar, grade-level passages to assess Oral Reading Fluency. Earlier assessments are available for Kindergarten and the beginning of 1st grade. Additional assessments are in development to complement the Oral Reading Fluency and expand the suite of available tools to assess and monitor the Hebrew reading progress of students.
MaDYK’s tests are one minute long, and an overall assessment lasts 3 minutes. MaDYK provides schools with all of the testing material and an online system where results can be entered and calculated immediately.
In addition to the 3-times per year benchmark assessments, schools benefit from progress monitoring measures (1-minute equivalent assessments to the benchmark measures) that provides information about how students receiving interventions are progressing and allows schools to adjust interventions for individuals and small groups throughout the school year.
MaDYK is dedicated to producing practical and easy to use tools to ensure that each student gets the attention they require and giving teachers and students a head start in reading abilities and academic achievements.