ERIC Number: ED438520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Instruments Guide for Texas Public Schools and Charter Schools, 1999.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This resource guide is designed to provide school districts with information and guidelines to help meet the requirements of Texas Education Code 28.006. The guide contains the list of reading instruments adopted for the 1999-2000 school year, recommendations for administering the instruments, guidance on professional development, suggestions for applying the results of the instruments to the instructional program, and requirements for reporting the results. The use of reading instruments at Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 supports teachers in the direct instruction they provide to students and adds to the overall quality of reading instruction. The reading instruments adopted under Section 28.006 are not meant to take the place of good, ongoing classroom assessment and teacher observation, but rather to provide an additional tool to monitor student progress. The goal is to ensure that educational programs are on track in helping students reach high standards by the end of Grade 3. The guide is divided into the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Commissioner's List of Reading Instruments; (3) Commissioner Recommendations for Administration; (4) Commissioner's Recommendations for Professional Development; (5) Commissioner's Recommendations for Application to the Instructional Program; (6) School District Responsibility; and (7) Ordering Reading Instruments. Appendixes contain Texas Education Code 28.006; evaluation criteria; and a list of who to call for information. (NKA)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Evaluation Criteria, Guidelines, Primary Education, Professional Development, Public Schools, Reading Instruction, Reading Tests, Student Evaluation
Texas Education Agency, P.O. Box 13817, Austin, TX 78711-3817. Tel: 512-463-9734.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas