ERIC Number: ED136244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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The Relationship between Early Assessment and Adjusted Instructional Strategies in Reading for High Risk Learners.
Donovan, Margaret A.
This review of the literature on kindergarten assessment and its relationship to primary reading achievement is divided into the the following sections: (1) studies which support early assessment; (2) studies which suggest the use of a battery over a single readiness test; (3) studies which utilize assessment data for treatment purposes; (4) studies which relate to the modality concept; and (5) studies which suggest a developmental sequence in the areas of perception and cognition. Research findings on the correlation of readiness test scores with primary reading achievement clearly indicate that early assessment should be a functional reality in every school district. Studies have shown the superiority of the battery over the single test for identification of high-risk learners. Research findings on specific methods and strategies for use with high-risk pupils are inconclusive. It is suggested that at the end of first grade, pupils whose preferred modality is congruent with the primary instructional strategy of the initial reading program will achieve higher than pupils whose preferred modality is not congruent with the primary instructional strategy of the initial reading program. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association Far West Regional Conference (4th, Honolulu, July 29-31, 1976)