ERIC Number: ED380771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-6
Authentic Assessment in Reading Education Courses.
Higginson, Bonnie; Smith, Lynn C.
Noting that many teachers and some states have abandoned traditional testing methods of public school students in favor of authentic and performance-based assessment, this paper shares alternative assessment methods used by two teacher educators. After a brief introduction to the issues of authentic assessment in reading education courses, the paper discusses having preservice teachers keep a content journal or double entry log and write formal summary/reaction papers to material in the course. The paper next discusses the reading/writing workshop that begins each class period, including writing annotation of children's literature discussed in the workshop setting. The paper also discusses a project to create a literate classroom environment, a checklist for read-aloud behaviors, a take-home essay question, a classroom observation instrument, and a project to implement reading strategies in the content areas. (RS)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Methods Courses, Performance Based Assessment, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Schools, Reading Achievement, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (38th, New Orleans, LA, November 3-6, 1994).