ERIC Number: ED472036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Assessment: A Collection of Articles from the Australian Literacy Educators' Association.
Fehring, Heather, Ed.
This book offers 19 articles, published between 1992 and 2002 by the Australian Literacy Educators' Association, that present diverse viewpoints related to literacy assessment and reporting practices. Following an Introduction, articles in the book are: "Understanding the Influences on Teachers' Judgments in the Process of Assessing and Reporting Students' Literacy in the Classroom" (Heather Fehring); "Assessing Information Literacy: A Reception Class Learns the Skills and How to Assess Their Learning" (Kate Mount); "Students Assess Their Own Reporting and Presentation Skills" (Ros Fryar); "Children's Self Evaluations" (Robyn Perkins); "Toward Self-Assessment of Literacy Learning" (Christine E. van Kraayenoord); "Literacy Assessment of Students from Poor and Diverse Communities: Changing the Programs, Changing the Outcomes" (Lynne Badger and Lyn Wilkinson); "Assessment: Profiling Literacy with Young Indigenous Children" (Jenni Connor); "Using Running Records in the Classroom" (Lorraine Wilson and Melissa Dash); "Authentic Assessment and System Accountability" (Anne Nelson); "All Things in Moderation: A Whole School Approach to Authentic Assessment" (John Davidson); "Portfolios: Valuing the Whole of Children's Learning" (Jeff Wilson); "Making the Invisible Visible: The Language of Assessment Tasks" (Greer Johnson); "Reading Assessment Options for Teachers of Junior Secondary Students" (Michael McNamara); "Graded Self Assessment" (Kaye Lowe); "Testing Times for Literacy?" (Brian Cambourne); "What's the Score on Testing?" (Brian Cambourne); "Exploring the Relationship between Large-Scale Literacy Testing Programs and Classroom-Based Assessment: A Focus on Teachers' Accounts" (Claire M. Wyatt-Smith); "Reading Literacy Test Data: Benchmarking Success?" (Nola Alloway and Pam Gilbert); and "Assessment, Reporting, and Accountability in English and Literacy Education: Finding the Signposts to the Future" (Marion Meiers). All articles contain references. Some also contain figures and tables. (NKA)
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Language Arts, Literacy, Portfolios (Background Materials), Reading Instruction, Reading Research
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Identifiers - Location: Australia