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ERIC Number: ED497327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 293
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5938-5580-XISBN-978-1-5938-5580-2
Reading Assessment: A Primer for Teachers and Coaches. Second Edition. Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy
Caldwell, JoAnne Schudt
Guilford Publications
Now in a revised and expanded second edition, this invaluable book provides teachers and coaches with the information and tools they need to get started on the complex process of reading assessment. Grounded in a solid scientific framework, the book presents practical strategies that enable teachers to recognize "good reader" behaviors, assess students' strengths and weaknesses, analyze the evidence collected, and make instructional decisions. The second edition has been thoroughly updated throughout. It also covers new tools for assessing early literacy, offering guidelines for choosing among them; considers the pros and cons of high-stakes testing; and presents alternatives to standardized measures. Numerous examples, professional development activities, and reproducibles enhance the utility of this ideal classroom resource and text. This book is organized into the following chapters: (1) Overview of the Reading Process: What Do Good Readers Do, and How Do Teachers and Coaches Assess This? (2) Assessment as Part of Instruction: How Can We Assess as We Teach? (3) The Informal Reading Inventory Process: How Does It Address the Four Purposes of Reading Assessment? (4) Early Literacy: What Do We Need to Know about Beginning Readers? (5) Word Identification: How Can We Assess a Student's Word Identification Ability? (6) Reading Fluency: How Can We Assess Reading Fluency? (7) Comprehension of Words and Text: How Can We Assess Understanding of Words and Text? (8) Motivation: What Makes Students Want to Read, and How Can We Assess This? (9) Standardized Tests: What Do They Tell Us about Reading Performance? and (10) Schoolwide Reading Assessment: How Can We Collect, Organize, and Present Classroom Data? The following are also included: (1) General Summary: Assessing the Good Reader Behaviors; and (2) Overview of Published Literacy Assessments.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Students; Support Staff; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A