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ERIC Number: ED424568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-9
Pages: 11
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Planning and Delivery of Appropriate Reading Instruction Based on Assessment and Evaluation.
Ness, Andrienne V.
Assessment is the tool used by educators to determine the beginning skills of a student, to show development of new skills, to increase learning, and to monitor areas needing improvement so that learning is ensured. Though many barriers still remain regarding validity of tests, reforms are being made to include the aspect of environment of test takers and the cognitive styles of students and how these affect test results. The two main types of assessment are standardized testing and in-class testing. In-class testing takes place daily, weekly, and monthly on a small scale, whereas standardized testing includes large scale basic skills, placement, and national achievement tests. In-class testing, the first type, is necessary to the teacher for adjusting instruction to fit the needs of the learner. Standardized testing, the second type, is to monitor quality and quantity of learning and teaching for comparison on a universal scale. In reviewing several articles about assessment, it was found that assessment is generally meant to test what and how well a student has learned, such as in standardized testing, but also that assessment is meant to foster improvement of instructional practices. The purpose of this paper is to show how the planning and delivery of appropriate reading instruction can be based on assessment (Contains 10 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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