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ERIC Number: ED489088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 230
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-8712-0968-3
Using Data to Assess Your Reading Program
Calhoun, Emily
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Standardized test scores can not give a complete picture of the effectiveness of reading programs--and they are no help in telling what to do about poor results. But here's a book that describes a comprehensive assessment system that analyzes both student performance and the elements of reading programs. Learn how to use schoolwide action research to empower faculty in collecting data on student progress, reading program effects, assessment practices, and curriculum materials. Get the tools and guidelines needed to integrate test score data with demographic information, performance measures, and student attitudes. And use the book's action research matrix to evaluate reading program's attention to emergent literacy, vocabulary, word analysis skills, comprehension, and reading habits. All the data-gathering tools needed to implement reading assessment systems are included on an easy-to-use CD-ROM that accompanies the book.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 1703 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311. Tel: 800-933-2723 (Toll Free); e-mail:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.