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ERIC Number: ED031374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Pages: 11
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Who Assesses Reading Status and Progress--Tests, Teachers, or Students?
Ironside, Roderick A.
Student involvement in the assessment of reading status and progress is important, because the effectiveness of teachers and tests as evaluators has limitations. Translating test results into meaningful behavioral descriptions is a difficult task, and teacher assessment is sometimes limited by the temptation to respond quickly and definitely to a single factor such as a score, an incident, or an aspect of reading. Teachers exhibit a tendency to assess the status and needs of a student and then to conduct improvement programs which often ignore those needs. The students, because of personal motivation and understanding, can help to define realistic objectives for reading and studying and for assessing their own performances. Students' needs and goals are essential elements in devising reading improvement programs on the high school and college levels. (RT)
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Note: Paper presented at the 12th annual meeting of the College Reading Association, Boston, Mass., March 13-15, 1969.