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ERIC Number: ED395290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Reading Assessment: The Ongoing Debate.
Terry, Julie
Year after year, students, teachers, administrators, politicians, and parents are faced with the dilemma of reading assessment. Sheila Valencia (1990) feels that reading assessment has become a hot topic because the outcome tends to differ from school to school. Evaluations should be authentic and trustworthy. Roger Farr (1992) has noted that the assessment needs of various groups (teachers, students, school administrators, the public/press and parents) tend to be dramatically different, which can create a kind of wall separating the groups. A Canadian school district (Bembridge, 1992) developed its own assessment system--a Multi-Layered Assessment Package which included a set of procedures accompanied by suggested books, transcripts, and retelling and recording forms. Barbara Kapinus (1994) believes that individualized assessment is an excellent means of evaluation. It is concluded that a customized evaluation procedure should be developed for individual school districts with regard to previous learning and environmental influences. (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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