ERIC Number: ED246429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment in English: Adapting OAIP to the Classroom. The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Informal Series 56.
Evans, Peter J. A., Ed.
Intended for and developed by teachers, this collection of papers offers suggestions, activities, resources, and strategies to be used in the assessment of reading, language, and listening--all adapted from the Ontario Assessment Instrument Pool. The papers in the reading section deal with how a student's general performance trend can be helpful for the selection of resources for reading instruction; describe innovative uses of a number of reading passages; discuss experimentation comparing performance on assessment instruments with performance on standardized tests of reading with term and examination marks; and describe experiences in one secondary school where teachers were invited to use selected sight passages in term examinations. The reports in the language section include three experiences with the use of sentence combining instruments, an experiment using two instrument formats for spelling, and a report of an adaptation of selected language usage instruments for use at grades seven and eight. Finally, the papers in the listening section offer activities and lessons on the history of language, listening to Shakespeare's language with samples from four plays, reading and listening to poetry and the short story, following instructions, and reviewing speaking and listening resources for appropriate grades. (HOD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Language Usage, Listening, Literature Appreciation, Measurement Techniques, Measures (Individuals), Poetry, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Sentence Combining, Short Stories, Spelling, Writing Instruction
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 ($9.75 prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.