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ERIC Number: EJ844463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1715-2461
Transforming Literacy Assessment Practices through an Action Research Professional Learning Community
Grierson, Arlene L.; Woloshyn, Vera E.
Ontario Action Researcher, v8 n2 article 2 2005
Researchers and educators acknowledge that early reading instruction is of critical importance, with interventions and remedial programming most effective in the primary grades. Integral to this programming are educators' abilities to assess students' reading strengths and needs, with inconsistent and/or inaccurate practices ultimately threatening students' learning potential. This two-year project explored the effects of teachers' participation in an action research professional learning community, focused on the development and use of primary-grade cumulative literacy assessment portfolios, in an attempt to streamline assessment practices and facilitate implementation of responsive early reading programming. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
Nipissing University. 100 College Drive, Box 5002, North Bay, Ontario, P1B 8L7 Canada. Tel: 705-474-3450; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada