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ERIC Number: EJ793311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
Meaningful Assessment of Content-Area Literacy for Youth with and without Disabilities
Troia, Gary A.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v31 n2 p69-80 2006
This article discusses methods for evaluating students' content-area literacy skills. Four specific factors that affect content-area literacy are described: vocabulary knowledge, topic knowledge, text structure knowledge, and textbook readability, along with methods of evaluating each of the factors. Most of these methods have not yet been empirically tested to determine how reliable and valid they are for assessment purposes. Teachers of students with and without disabilities, therefore, are encouraged to interpret the results of these methods cautiously and to use a combination of techniques for triangulation on students' content area literacy skills. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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