ERIC Number: ED140240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Adaptive Assessment for Nonacademic Secondary Reading.
Hittleman, Daniel R.
Adaptive assessment procedures are a means of determining the quality of a reader's performance in a variety of reading situations and on a variety of written materials. Such procedures are consistent with the idea that there are functional competencies which change with the reading task. Adaptive assessment takes into account that a lack of communication between author and reader may result from the reader's lack of knowledge or strategies for reconstructing the message or from the author's use of a style that is unfamiliar to the reader. Through an analysis of miscues--oral reading responses that deviate from the expected responses--it is possible to examine a reader's ability to reconstruct an author's message. A good way to clarify the idea of functional competency is to examine various types of reading materials encountered by high school students, including narrative writing, expository writing, and job-related reading materials. Job-related reading tasks have their own specific readability factors. To determine a student's ability to read in job-related situtations, a teacher may sample the person's reading of such materials as help-wanted advertisements, application forms, and typical business invoices. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (22nd, Miami Beach, Florida, May 2-6, 1977)