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ERIC Number: EJ880114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Contemporary Classroom Vocabulary Assessment for Content Areas
Stahl, Katherine A. Dougherty; Bravo, Marco A.
Reading Teacher, v63 n7 p566-578 Apr 2010
One of the challenges of teaching disciplinary vocabulary effectively is the paucity of available, classroom-friendly vocabulary assessments that can be used to gauge students' vocabulary growth and to inform vocabulary instruction. This article describes the intricacies of word knowledge that make assessment difficult. Three continua (discrete-embedded, selective-comprehensive, and context-independent-context-dependent) are described and applied to evaluate commercial assessments and offered as needed considerations in the development of classroom-based vocabulary assessments in the content areas. (Contains 5 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A