ERIC Number: ED349557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Evaluation of Achievement in Language Arts.
A critical task of the language arts instructor is evaluation. Pupils' products in the language arts must be continuously assessed in order that optimal progress may be in evidence. Achievement of pupils must be recorded periodically so that a pattern of behavior on the part of each child may be observed. Also, the teacher can notice more effectively which pupils need increased guidance and assistance in achieving desired objectives. Folders, tape recordings, rating scales and checklists, teacher developed tests, and essay tests can be used to measure learning achievement in the language arts and to diagnose problems. Based on diagnosis, the teacher may then guide learners to realize desired objectives as a result of teaching and learning. Finally, teachers need to frequently evaluate their own teaching, and ask themselves questions as to whether they stimulate pupils, offer them choices, and encourage them to evaluate their own achievement. (Fifteen references are attached.) (PRA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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