What is MaDYK?
MaDYK is a set of standardized dynamic assessment tools that measure student progress in Hebrew reading in the early grades. The MaDYK measures are short, easy to administer and intended for use as a screening/progress monitoring tool several times per academic year with all students. Oral reading fluency measures are available for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades (3 test periods per year), with additional measures for progress monitoring throughout the year.
Created by researchers at Yeshiva University, MaDYK is based on DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills), a dynamic assessment of English literacy with demonstrated reliability and validity.
How is MaDYK used in schools?
MaDYK is individually administered to all students three times per academic year. MaDYK can be administered and scored in less than 5 minutes per student. Results of MaDYK testing help educators identify students who are at risk or already struggling with Hebrew reading, and can help teachers monitor the progress of students receiving instructional support or interventions. With the MaDYK preliminary benchmark goals, educators can compare their students’ performance to other students learning to read Hebrew in day schools across the nation. MaDYK is currently being implemented with first and second grade students in 18 schools in North America.