ERIC Number: ED339246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Reading and Writing Assessment Kit. An ESL Assessment Kit for the Classroom. Stage Two Core Kit and Support Materials.
Hood, Sue; Solomon, Nicky
The kit is designed for use by Australian classroom teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) interested in more detailed diagnoses of their learners' needs for reading and writing instruction, from beginning to advanced levels. It can be used at the outset of or during a course of study to give a detailed assessment of the learner's reading and writing skills and strategies, and to help teachers define appropriate learning objectives and evaluate learning. The core kit presents a brief rationale, descriptions of seven learner proficiency levels, separate outlines of suggested specific tasks and procedures for reading and writing assessment, and forms for recording information. The reading assessment section provides a list of possible reading tasks to be used in assessment, identifies reading skills and strategies used by readers, offers recommendations for test administration, including skills to watch for, and lists possible teaching objectives. The writing assessment section has a similar format. Each section includes a student assessment profile form. A glossary is also included. The support materials supplement the core kit by explaining more fully how assessment tasks can be selected, analyzed, and interpreted, and provides models of the assessment procedures. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Australian National Curriculum Resource Centre, Adelaide.
Note: For a related document, see FL 800 205.