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ERIC Number: ED479878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 287
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57230-867-2
Assessment for Reading Instruction.
McKenna, Michael C.; Stahl, Steven A.
Combining essential background knowledge with hands-on tools, this practical resource and textbook provides a detailed road map for conducting multidimensional reading assessment. The book presents effective ways to evaluate K-6 students' spelling, word recognition, fluency, comprehension, strategic knowledge, and more. Intended for preservice and inservice teachers and reading specialists, the book contains case examples which can help educators learn to tailor assessment to the needs of each child and use results strategically to inform instruction. Chapters in the book are: (1) Introduction to Reading Assessment; (2) General Concepts of Assessment; (3) Informal Reading Inventories and Other Measures of Oral Reading; (4) Fluency; (5) Emergent Literacy; (6) Word Recognition and Spelling; (7) Comprehension; (8) Strategic Knowledge; (9) Affective Factors; and (10) Preparing a Reading Clinic Report. Special features of this accessible large format book include numerous figures, tables, and sample assessment instruments, many with permission to photocopy. Case studies are appended. Contains extensive references. (NKA)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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