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University of Connecticut Neag School of Education ORCA

Research Reports

PROJECT REPORT #1
Coiro, J., & Kennedy, C. (2011). The Online Reading Comprehension Assessment (ORCA) Project: Preparing students for Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Literacies. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut. [PDF]

PROJECT REPORT #2
Leu, D.J., Forzani, E., Rhoads, C., Maykel, C., Kennedy, C., & Timbrell, N. (2013).  The new literacies of online research and comprehension: Rethinking the reading achievement gap. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut. [PDF]

PROJECT REPORT #3
Leu, D.J., Forzani, E., Burlingame, C., Kulikowich, J. Sedransk, N., Coiro, J., & Kennedy, C. (2013). The new literacies of online research and comprehension: Assessing and preparing students for the 21st century with common core state standards. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut. [PDF]

PROJECT REPORT #4
Leu, D.J., Kiili, C., & Forzani, E. (2014). Individual differences in the new literacies of online research and comprehension. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut. [PDF]

PROJECT REPORT #5
Leu, D.J., Slomp, D., Zawilinski, L., & Corrigan, J. (2014).
Writing from a new literacy lens. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut. [PDF]

PROJECT REPORT #6
Forzani, E. & Maykel, C. (2013). Evaluating a representative state sample of Connecticut seventh-grade students' ability to critically evaluate online information. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut. [PDF]

PROJECT REPORT #7
Forzani, E. (2013). Teaching digital literacies for the Common Core: What Results from new assessments tell us.  Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut. [PDF]

PROJECT REPORT #8
Leu, D., Kulikowich, J., Sedransk, N., Coiro, J., Liu. C., Cui, W., Forzani, E., Kennedy, C., Maykel, C. (2014). The ORCA project: Designing technology-based assessments for online research, comprehension, and communication. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut. [PDF]

PROJECT REPORT #9
Leu, D. J., Coiro, J., Kulikowich, J. M., Sedransk, N., Everett-Cacopardo, H., McVerry, G., O’Byrne, W.I.O., Hillinger, M., Zawilinski, L., Kennedy, C.  (2013). Developing Three Formats for Assessing Online Reading Comprehension: The ORCA Project Year 3. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut. [PDF]

PROJECT REPORT #10
Maykel, C., Forzani, E., Leu, D.J., Coiro, J., & Kulikowich, J.M. (Fall, 2014).
Hand versus auto scoring in the online research and comprehension assessments. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut. [PDF]

PROJECT REPORT #11
Leu, D.J., Maykel, C., Forzani, E. E., & Kennedy, C. (2014). A Study of Practicality and Utility: Evaluations of the Online Research and Comprehension Assessments by both Practitioners and Policy Makers.Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut. [PDF]

PROJECT REPORT #12
Forzani, E. Leu, D., Kulikowich, J., Sedransk, N., Coiro, J. (2014). The Effects of Teacher Factors on Students’ Ability to Critically Evaluate Online information. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut. [PDF]

PROJECT REPORT #13
Cui, W., Bruner-Sedransk, E., Sedransk, N. (2014). Offline Reading Baseline Assessment: Combining 4th and 8th Grade NAEP Items. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut. [PDF]

PROJECT REPORT #14
Cui, W., Bruner-Sedransk, E., Sedransk, N. (2014). Offline Reading Baseline Assessment: Combining 4th and 8th Grade NAEP Items. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut.Cui, W., Bruner-Sedransk, E., Sedransk, N. (2014). Evaluation of Performance-based and Task-based Assessments of Online Research and Comprehension: Analysis of ORCA II Data . Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut. [PDF]