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ERIC Number: EJ817069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Are Assessment Data Really Driving Middle School Reading Instruction? What We Can Learn from One Student's Experience
Dennis, Danielle V.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v51 n7 p578-587 Apr 2008
More and more, data from standardized assessments are being used to make instructional decisions for struggling middle school readers. Administrators must stop spending money on "silver-bullet" curriculum programs and start spending money on training opportunities that will lead to autonomy and creativity in the classroom. In this article, the author demonstrates how one such program in a school district was inappropriate for one struggling reader and possibly many more. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A