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ERIC Number: ED497901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 216
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8720-7585-6
Understanding and Using Reading Assessment, K-12
Afflerbach, Peter
International Reading Association (NJ3)
This book will help teachers examine and choose reading assessment in relation to current understandings of the reading process, students' development, and the culture of schooling. Each chapter focuses on a particular type of reading assessment to familiarize teachers with the broad array of assessments available; uses the CURRV framework as an organizing principle to help consider the Consequences, Usefulness, Roles and responsibilities, Reliability, and Validity of the assessment; includes questions and tasks that invite the reader to apply the knowledge gained from the chapter; and concludes with Reading Assessment Snapshots, which highlight important reading assessment issues that pertain to some or all of the assessments covered in this book. This book is organized into the following chapters: (1) Important Issues and Concepts in Reading Assessment; (2) Reading Inventories; (3) Teacher Questioning as Assessment; (4) Portfolio Assessment; (5) Performance Assessment; (6) A Comparison of Two Assessments: An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement (OSELA) and Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy (DIBELS); (7) High-Stakes Reading Tests; (8) Assessing "the Other": Important Noncognitive Aspects of Reading; and (9) Accommodation and Reading Assessment. An Index is included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A