ERIC Number: ED392022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Assessment for Today's Schools. Monograph of the College Reading Association.
Collins, Martha D., Ed.; Moss, Barbara G., Ed.
This collection of 17 papers provides a blueprint for teachers who want increasingly sophisticated methods for monitoring student growth and can serve as a resource for in-service educators as literacy instruction changes. Papers in the first section of the book examine literacy assessment as it pertains to school-age children. Papers in the second section illustrate how portfolios can be used in a variety of different settings from the classroom through higher education. Papers in the book are "Assessment Criteria in First Grade: What Do Teachers Want to Know about Students' Reading and Writing?" (Elizabeth Pryor); "Learning about Literacy through Retelling" (Gail G. Smith and Diane Keister); "Profiling Students' Achievement in Language and Literacy: Merging Perspectives" (Gerry Shiel and Patrick Forde); "Assessment of Reading Attitudes: Validity Issues" (Mary M. Brittain and Clay V. Brittain); "'I Believe Learning Is Concentrating, Figuring Things Out, and Sometimes Having Fun': Revisiting the Reading Clinic" (Nancy B. Cothern); "Involving Graduate Students in Personal Literacy Evaluation through the Use of Portfolios" (Diane D. Allen); "Teachers as Learners: Experiencing Self-Evaluation, Portfolios, and Rubrics" (Michael P. Ford); "Authentic Assessment in a University Preservice Literacy Course" (Deborah R. Dillon and others); "A Model for Preparing Preservice and Inservice Teachers to Interpret and Utilize Portfolio Assessment" (Rebecca P. Harlin and Sally E. Lipa); "The Challenge of Change: The M.Ed. Portfolio" (Barbara Martin Palmer and others); "Literacy Portfolios: The Myth and the Reality" (Linda Irwin-DeVitis); "Pre and Post Course Literacy Self-Assessment: Its Positive Impact on Preservice Teachers" (Jane Brady Matanzo); "Rethinking the Role and Practice of Assessment in Teacher Education: Learning to Assess Authentically on Multiple Levels" (N. Suzanne Standerford); "Portfolio Assessment in Adult Education Programs" (Linda Thistlethwaite); "Assessing Developmental Learners' Perceptions of Reading and Writing and the Literacy Demands in College" (Maria Valeri-Gold); "The ALERT: One Answer to Literacy Screening" (Rita M. Bean and Others); and "Developing and Assessing Emergent Literacy through Children's Literature" (Nancy A. Anderson). (RS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergent Literacy, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Literacy, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Preservice Teacher Education, Reading Attitudes, Reading Centers, Student Evaluation
The College Reading Association, 83 Sharon Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-2715 ($15).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
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Authoring Institution: College Reading Association.