Assessing Readers

Qualitative Diagnosis and Instruction, Second Edition

Author: Rona Flippo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136311742

Category: Education

Page: 394

View: 2661

A Co-publication of Routledge and the International Reading Association This new edition of Assessing Readers continues to bridge the gap between authentic, informal, and formative assessments, and more traditional quantitative, and summative assessment approaches. At the heart of the book is respect and confidence in the capabilities of knowledgeable teachers to make the correct literacy decisions for the students they teach based on appropriate assessments. Inclusive and practical, it supports individual classroom teachers' knowledge, beliefs, decisions, and roles and offers specific assessment, instruction, and organizational ideas and strategies, while incorporating a range of perspectives that inform the field of reading and literacy education, covering the most important ideas and information found in more traditional reading diagnosis books. Changes in the Second Edition Addresses the Common Core State Standards Includes Response to Intervention (RTI) Discusses family literacy in language-diverse homes and the needs of ELL students Covers formative assessment Offers ideas and guidelines for ELL assessment Looks at issues of accountability and teaching to prescribed state tests and objectives versus accommodating to them – the pitfalls and problems and how to cope Provides new practical examples, including new rubrics, more teacher-developed cognitive assessments, a new case study, and new teacher-developed strategy lessons

English Learners at the Top of the Class

Reading and Writing for Authentic Purposes

Author: Mayra C. Daniel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475836856

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 6642

This is a practice-oriented book that also contributes to the professional literature. It is written for teacher candidates and both new and experienced practicing teachers who want to design and deliver effective instructional paradigms across this country’s diverse classrooms.

Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts

Author: Diane Lapp,Douglas Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317307356

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 487

View: 832

Now in its fourth edition, the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts – sponsored by the International Literacy Association and the National Council of Teachers of English – remains at the forefront in bringing together prominent scholars, researchers, and professional leaders to offer an integrated perspective on teaching the English language arts and a comprehensive overview of research in the field. Reflecting important developments since the publication of the third edition in 2010, this new edition is streamlined and completely restructured around "big ideas" in the field related to theoretical and research foundations, learners in context, and new literacies. A Companion Website extends and enhances the Handbook with a wealth of additional resources. The Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts, Fourth Edition: Addresses all of the language arts within a holistic perspective (speaking/listening, language, writing, reading). Is well grounded and balanced in theory and research while promoting validated practice. Features authors who are known for their expertise and who represent diversity in culture, years in the profession, and geographic location. Gives attention to special populations and instructional contexts. Includes new media literacies. Has the authority of a research handbook while remaining practical for students in masters and doctoral classes.

Linking Reading Assessment to Instruction

An Application Worktext for Elementary Classroom Teachers

Author: Arleen Shearer Mariotti,Susan P. Homan,Arleen P. Shearer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135610215

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 6764

This worktext applies current theory to classroom practice by providing, in each chapter, a brief explanation of major concepts followed by guided practical experience in administering, scoring, and interpreting reading assessment techniques. Like the popular previous editions, the Fourth Edition: *emphasizes the use of assessment and diagnosis for instructional decision making--rather than for simply giving grades; *stresses the use of informal assessment techniques--reflecting the current emphasis in educational assessment theories--but also includes coverage of standardized test scores; *provides both classroom-tested results and interpretations of the data, giving students step-by-step experience in administering, scoring, and interpreting assessment techniques; and *includes numerous "hands-on" activities. For children to be good readers, they must be taught phonemic awareness, phonics skills, how to read fluently, and how to apply comprehension strategies. Linking Reading Assessment to Instruction: An Application Worktext for Elementary Classroom Teachers, Fourth Edition, covers all four areas. This text is designed for undergraduate or graduate reading methods courses that include a diagnosis component, reading diagnosis courses, exceptional education courses, and inservice courses on reading/literacy development. Changes in the Fourth Edition: *discussion of the text's relationship to the areas of reading proposed by the National Reading Panel Report: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension; *updated "Suggested Readings" for all chapters; *additional references to diagnostic assessments for word-analysis skills and spelling stages; *additional grouping scenarios; *new section on determining a diagnostic path, with instructional suggestions; *relevant ESOL information added in several places; and *revised Instructor's Manual includes more activities.

Reading in 2010

A Comprehensive Review of a Changing Field

Author: Michael F. Shaughnessy

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781608766598

Category: Education

Page: 265

View: 1102

This book examines and explores some of the various domains of reading as we approach the year 2010 and establishes a foundation for future research as we enter the next decade. The book contains sixteen chapters which discuss some of the critical areas of Contemporary teaching strategies are examined as well as the importance of early nutrition and early literacy endeavours. The realm of fairy tales, the great books as well as key American authors will be explored. Differentiated instruction as well as a trans-disciplinary approach to reading is explored. The realm of assessment, both formal and informal is examined. Cultural, social and political aspects of this highly volatile area are all explored. Implications for future research and future reading endeavours are offered.

Language Arts

Extending the Possibilities

Author: Marjorie R. Hancock

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130189905

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 517

View: 4076

CD-ROM contains a database of information on thousands of children's literature titles, which helps you find titles for a lesson, unit, or read-aloud, or for one specific reader. User can search by topic, author, genre, or title. Software must be installed from CD.

Psychodiagnostic Assessment of Children

Dimensional and Categorical Approaches

Author: Randy W. Kamphaus,Jonathan M. Campbell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471793590

Category: Psychology

Page: 552

View: 7009

An unparalleled resource for accurately diagnosing an array ofchildhood problems Psychodiagnostic Assessment of Children: Dimensional andCategorical Approaches provides comprehensive guidelines forassessing and diagnosing a broad spectrum of childhood disorders.In this groundbreaking new text, Randy Kamphaus (coauthor of theBASC and BASC-II) and Jonathan Campbell discuss both theoreticaland practical aspects of the field. Their detailed coverageprovides students and professionals with important researchfindings and practical tools for accurate assessment and informeddiagnosis. This monumental new work begins by explaining dimensional (e.g.,classification methods that emphasize quantitative assessmentmeasures such as behavior rating scales) and categorical (e.g.,classification methods that emphasize qualitative assessmentmeasures such as clinical observation and history-taking) methodsof assessment and diagnosis. It then highlights assessmentinterpretation issues related to psychological assessment anddiagnosis. The remainder of the text covers constructs and coresymptoms of interest, diagnostic standards, assessment methods,interpretations of findings, and case studies for all of the majorchildhood disorders. The disorders include: * Mental retardation * Learning disability * Autism spectrum disorders * Depression * Anxiety disorders * Traumatic brain injuries * Eating disorders * Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder * Conduct disorder * Oppositional defiant disorder * Substance abuse and dependence * Subsyndromal and hypersyndromal impairments

Reading Problems

Assessment and Teaching Strategies

Author: Joyce Holt Jennings,JoAnne Schudt Caldwell,Janet W. Lerner

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Education

Page: 483

View: 2967

Provides information on assessing and teaching students with reading disabilities.

Grounded theory

Grundlagen qualitativer Sozialforschung

Author: Anselm L. Strauss,Juliet M. Corbin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783621272650

Category: Grounded theory

Page: 227

View: 6668

Studierende und Forscher verschiedener Disziplinen, die am Entwickeln einer Theorie interessiert sind, stellen sich nach der Datenerhebung oft die Frage: Wie komme ich zu einer Theorie, die sich auf die empirische Realität gründet? Die Autoren beantworten diese und andere Fragen, die sich bei der qualitativen Interpretation von Daten ergeben. Auf klare und einfache Art geschrieben vermittelt das Buch Schritt für Schritt die grundlegenden Kenntnisse und Verfahrensweisen der "grounded theory" (datenbasierte Theorie), so daß es besonders für Personen interessant ist, die sich zum ersten Mal mit der Theorienbildung anhand qualitativer Datenanalyse beschäftigen. Das Buch gliedert sich in drei Teile. Teil I bietet einen Überblick über die Denkweise, die der "grounded theory" zugrunde liegt. Teil II stellt die speziellen Techniken und Verfahrensweisen genau dar, wie z.B. verschiedene Kodierungsarten. In Teil III werden zusätzliche Verfahrensweisen erklärt und Evaluationskriterien genannt.

Data mining

praktische Werkzeuge und Techniken für das maschinelle Lernen

Author: Ian H. Witten,Eibe Frank

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446215337


Page: 386

View: 4015


A Clinical Guide to Writing Assessments, Diagnosis and Treatment (2nd Ed.)

Author: Ellen G. Horovitz

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398081115

Category: Art

Page: 352

View: 9961

This landmark publication has been thoroughly revised and brought up to date in the Second Edition. Doctor Ellen G. Horovitz shares over thirty-five years of experience as she transliterates evidence-based art therapy into medical terminology. This treatise spells out the how-to's behind producing art therapy assessments, process notes, significant sessions, objectives and modalities, termination summaries and internet-based assessments into translatable documentation, designed to dovetail within an interdisciplinary medical model. This step-by-step methodology fashions these reports, places art therapy on equal footing with all mental health workers and generates records, which serves as points of departure for future practitioners. The experienced clinician will gather pertinent skills to enhance his or her practice. The student or seasoned graduate will harness the necessary armament to write clinically-based reports that serve as a model for the field, and educators can use this manual as a teaching tool. The Appendices (A-L) provide a wealth of information and forms to use in a clinically-based art therapy practice. Recording and communicating clinical findings in a cogent manner to a clinical medical and/or educational team is the trademark of this opus. In addition, there is a DVD located in the back of this book where the reader will find all the Appendix Forms, all images in color (by chapter) and three movies on conducting the CATA, ATDA and BATA. This must-have reference manual amasses information that will serve as a companion guide for every art therapist (neophyte or seasoned) to formulate clinical reports, and it will aid clients towards a trajectory of wellness, recovery and, above all, health. Through the guidance of Horovitz's milestone text, art therapists will not only walk the walk, but more significantly, learn how to talk the talk. NOTE: The digital companion materials are not included in the ebook version of this title. They can be downloaded separately at

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 8558

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Intelligence

Author: Randy W. Kamphaus

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205280322

Category: Psychology

Page: 676

View: 5283

"Now in its Second Edition, this volume has been completely updated to provide the most comprehensive and accessible handbook of assessment practices and tools for the clinical assessment of child and adolescent intelligence. The material covers all facets of intelligence testing, including detailed explanations of test interpretation, theory, research, and the full-range of testing options for preschoolers through adult clients. New chapters on Neuropsychological Approaches, Adolescent and Adult Intelligence, including coverage of WAIS-III and KAIT, and Achievement and Intelligence Screeners have been added. You'll also receive valuable case studies and vignettes, making this a practical handbook for every clinician, regardless of experience."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy: A Practical Approach to Theory and Clinical Case Documentation

Author: Diane R. Gehart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285075420

Category: Education

Page: 688

View: 7031

MASTERING COMPETENCIES IN FAMILY THERAPY: A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THEORY AND CLINICAL CASE DOCUMENTATION, 2nd Edition provides a competency-based approach to teaching clinical skills in marriage and family therapy-an approach adopted by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Using a light and inviting tone, author Diane R. Gehart offers a comprehensive five-step model for competent treatment, which guides readers through case conceptualization, clinical assessment (diagnosis) and case management, treatment planning, evaluation of progress, and documentation. The book also includes an introduction to the importance of theory and evidence-based practice in all five steps, and a set of useful clinical forms that can be applied in practice environments. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Gemeinsamer europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen: lernen, lehren, beurteilen

Author: John Trim,Brian North,Daniel Coste

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783126065207


Page: 244

View: 7254

Der Referenzrahmen richtet sich an Lehrer, Fortbilder, Autoren und Curriculumplaner in der Schule und der Erwachsenenbildung. Der Gemeinsame europäische Referenzrahmen für Sprachen stellt die gemeinsamen Referenzniveaus zur Erfassung des Lernfortschritts vor, befasst sich mit der Entwicklung von Curricula und diskutiert verschiedene Prüfungsformen.

Teaching the Struggling Reader

Author: Barbara R. Schirmer

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780137017447

Category: Education

Page: 205

View: 2717

An innovative resource for literacy teachers,Teaching the Struggling Reader takes a novel approach to instruction--the reading program is based on the needs of the struggling reader, rather than the other way around. Most teachers plan their reading lesson and then work in the needs of a struggling reader. This book is for teachers looking for a more contemporary and inclusive way to teach reading. Starting with assessment, the author shows you how to group readers by ability and need rather than by risk factors. Finally, you will save planning time by learning how to incorporate strategies that you already know into developing your lesson, rather than changing your style to accommodate the requirements of a particular reading program.