ERIC Number: ED370082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Linking Reading Assessment to Instruction: An Application Worktext for Elementary Classroom Teachers.
Shearer, Arleen P.; Homan, Susan P.
A field-tested "worktext," this book applies current theory to classroom practice by providing, in each chapter, a brief explanation of major concepts followed by guided practical experience in administering, scoring, and interpreting reading assessment techniques. The book emphasizes the use of assessment and diagnosis for instructional decision-making; stresses the use of informal assessment techniques but also includes coverage of standardized test scores; provides both classroom tested results in interpretations of data; and includes numerous "hands-on" activity worksheets. Chapters in the book are: (1) Assessment and Diagnosis Defined; (2) Self-Evaluation; (3) Structured Observations and the Interview; (4) Using Standardized Test Scores; (5) Identifying Problem Readers; (6) Informal Reading Inventory; (7) Evaluating Comprehension Strategies; (8) Assessment of Word-Recognition Knowledge and Spelling Stages; and (9) Grouping and Instructional Decision Making. Directions for the Directed Listening-Thinking Activity, directions for the Language Experience Approach, and extra forms are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Language Experience Approach, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Spelling, Student Evaluation, Theory Practice Relationship, Word Recognition
St. Martin's Press, Inc., 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010 ($18.66).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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