ERIC Number: ED451205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
A Practical Guide to Reading Assessments. An Activity of the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education.
Kame'enui, Edward; Simmons, Deborah; Cornachione, Cheri
This guide is designed to provide teachers and reading tutors with an easy-to-use and practical guide to selecting and using reading assessment tools that (1) provides descriptions of reading assessments for English and Spanish speaking students that can be used to diagnose and identify their reading skills and abilities; (2) helps teachers find instruments that meet their special needs; and (3) encourages the use of assessments to guide instruction. Each assessment is described on one page, with information on the developers of the assessment, its grade level, purpose, key elements, including time required to administer the assessment, and other considerations. The guide includes descriptions of 30 assessments in English and 10 in Spanish. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, English, Reading Tests, Spanish Speaking, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Format, Test Use
Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-8173. Tel: 800-USA-LEARN (Toll Free); Web site: http://pfie.ed.gov.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Note: A joint project of the U.S. Department of Education, the International Reading Association, and Health Communications, Inc.