Assessing Readers

Qualitative Diagnosis and Instruction, Second Edition

Author: Rona Flippo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136311742

Category: Education

Page: 394

View: 4252

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

Handbook of Reading Assessment

A One-Stop Resource for Prospective and Practicing Educators

Author: Sherry Mee Bell,R. Steve McCallum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317619250

Category: Education

Page: 342

View: 3961

The Handbook of Reading Assessment, Second Edition, covers the wide range of reading assessments educators must be able to use and understand to effectively assess and instruct their students. Comprehensive and filled with numerous authentic examples, the text addresses informal classroom based assessment, progress monitoring, individual norm-referenced assessment, and group norm-referenced or ‘high-stakes’ testing. Coverage includes assessment content relevant for English language learners and adults. A set of test guidelines to use when selecting or evaluating an assessment tool is provided. New and updated in the Second Edition Impact on reading assessment of Common Core Standards for literacy; increased top-down focus on accountability and high stakes tests; innovations in computerized assessment of reading Latest developments in Response to Intervention (RTI) model, particularly as they impact reading assessment International Reading Association standards for reading educators and brief discussion of International Dyslexia Association standards Types of reading assessment, including discussion of formative versus summative assessment Expanded coverage of assessment of reading motivation Expanded coverage of writing assessment New and revised assessments across genres of reading assessment Companion Website: numerous resources relevant to reading and writing assessment; suggestions for evidence-based instructional practices that can be linked to assessment results; PowerPoint slides; test bank; study guides; application exercises

Assessment for Reading Instruction, Third Edition

Author: Michael C. McKenna,Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462521053

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

View: 8169

This trusted teacher guide and widely adopted text provides a comprehensive conceptual framework and hands-on practical tools for reading assessment. The authors present a clear roadmap for evaluating K-8 students' strengths and weaknesses in each of the basic competencies that good readers need to master. Teachers learn how to select, administer, and interpret a wide range of formal and informal assessments, and how to use the results to improve instruction. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 30 reproducible assessment tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Chapter on assessing vocabulary. *Additional instruments, including the Informal Decoding Inventory and the Motivation to Read Profile--Revised. *Links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been added throughout. *The latest research and more instructional strategies in every area. See also Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework, which offers systematic guidance for conducting assessments in all three tiers of RTI.

Essential Readings on Assessment

Author: Peter Afflerbach

Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

ISBN: 0872078124

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 4074

“Reading assessment informs our understanding of individual students and our related efforts to best teach them, which shapes students’ self-concepts, motivations, and attitudes related to reading. It signifies, to many, the success and accountability of our teachers and schools.” —Peter Afflerbach, from the Introduction Learn how reading assessment can improve instruction and learning with the research-based, peer-reviewed articles in this collection, selected and introduced by noted expert Peter Afflerbach. Fifteen articles cover a broad spectrum of practices and theory related to gathering, interpreting, and using assessment information, including The central role teachers can play in reading assessment How assessment fits into our evolving understanding of reading Systemic approaches to developing reading assessment The impact of formative assessment on student development The consequences of assessment Afflerbach’s Introduction and the questions for reflection that accompany each article can help you tailor the book to meet your needs—especially useful for school-based professional development and teacher education.

Accessible Assessment

How 9 Sensible Techniques Can Power Data-driven Reading Instruction

Author: Michael F. Opitz,Michael P. Ford,James A. Erekson

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325030524

Category: Education

Page: 183

View: 6249

"Accessible Assessment combines nine informal techniques into a manageable, calendarized framework that makes sense and drives highly targeted, differentiated instruction. Opitz, Ford, and Erekson help teachers: measure only what matters most assess with the confidence that comes from a strong research base increase consistency and organization across school years, grades, and buildings implement predictable assessment structures flexibly plan short-, medium-, and long-range instructional goals. It can bring a new level of coherence to any crucial assessment task, including: screening, progress monitoring, and diagnostics for RTI assessing for key reading standards (including Common Core) sharing information with colleagues, administrators, and parents."--Publisher.

Reading Assessment

Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition

Author: Melissa Lee Farrall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470873930

Category: Education

Page: 394

View: 9961

Written from a strengths–based perspective, this is the first book to present a research–based, integrated review of reading, cognition, and oral language testing and assessment. The theoretical underpinnings of reading, language, and literacy are covered, as well as detailed information and administration tips on the myriad reading inventories and standardized tests that may be used in a reading psychoeducational assessment. Unique in its inclusion of instruction on crafting professional evaluation reports to illuminate a student′s strengths and weaknesses, this inviting book will enable school psychologists, reading specialists, and learning disabilities specialists to conduct effective interdisciplinary remedial recommendations and interventions.

Understanding and Using Reading Assessment, K–12

Author: Peter Afflerbach

Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

ISBN: 0872078310

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 3944

Now in a revised second edition, this comprehensive resource provides the guidelines you need to best conceptualize assessment that benefits all students, as you understand and use reading assessment. Framed in relation to the educational, social, and political factors that exert varied degrees of influence upon reading assessment, chapters focus on a particular type of assessment to familiarize you with the range of available assessments. Using assessment well demands knowledge and vigilance. Therefore, each chapter uses the CURRV framework as an organizing principle to help you consider the consequences, usefulness, roles and responsibilities, reliability, and validity of each assessment. The second edition has been thoroughly updated with (1) new research and information on major national and international reading assessments, (2) information on the Common Core State Standards to show how existing assessments can describe and support complex acts of reading, and (3) a chapter on RTI and early reading assessment to show how assessment and instruction can work together.

Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems, Second Edition

Author: Darrell Morris

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462512259

Category: Education

Page: 305

View: 9570

This widely adopted text and teacher resource provides a comprehensive approach to assessing and remediating reading difficulties in grades K-6. Darrell Morris presents rich case studies of beginning and older readers struggling with different types of reading problems. He shows how to administer a thorough diagnostic battery and provide instruction tailored to each student's needs. In addition to one-to-one tutoring strategies, small-group and whole-class applications are discussed. Reproducible tools, book lists, and other user-friendly materials can be photocopied from the book or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *Detailed explanations of how to adapt the techniques for classroom use. *The latest research findings pertaining to reading diagnosis. *Updated and expanded book lists.*Chapter on historical and theoretical foundations. See also the Morris Informal Reading Inventory: Preprimer through Grade 8, a complementary assessment tool that yields systematic data on K-8 students' reading abilities.

Improving Reading

Strategies and Resources

Author: Jerry L. Johns,Susan Davis Lenski

Publisher: Kendall Hunt

ISBN: 9780787276140

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 634

View: 7570

Provides methods for improving reading skill and comprehension.

Literacy Difficulties

Diagnosis and Instruction for Reading Specialists and Classroom Teachers

Author: Cathy Collins Block

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205343850

Category: Education

Page: 544

View: 9786

The purpose of this book is to prepare teachers to meet the reading and writing needs of students whose progress is not moving as rapidly as their peers'. Class-tested for two years in courses at the University of Georgia, Monmouth University, and the University of Notre Dame, Literacy Difficulties has proven itself an invaluable book for teachers and educators in general. Every chapter contains new types of lesson plans and assessment tools for classroom and clinical settings containing pupils with a wide range of reading ability levels. Teachers, curriculum developers, special education teachers, parents!

Literacy Assessment and Intervention for Classroom Teachers

Author: Beverly DeVries

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351614096

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1833

The fourth edition of this comprehensive resource helps future and practicing teachers recognize and assess literacy problems, while providing practical, effective intervention strategies to help every student succeed. The author thoroughly explores the major components of literacy, providing an overview of pertinent research, suggested methods and tools for diagnosis and assessment, intervention strategies and activities, and technology applications to increase students' skills. Discussions throughout focus on the needs of English learners, offering appropriate instructional strategies and tailored teaching ideas to help both teachers and their students. Several valuable appendices include assessment tools, instructions and visuals for creating and implementing the book's more than 150 instructional strategies and activities, and other resources.

Developing Readers and Writers in Content Areas K-12

Author: David W. Moore,Sharon Arthur Moore,Patricia M. Cunningham,James W. Cunningham

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780137056378

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 9457

This practical, engaging text introduces prospective and practicing teachers to K-12 content reading instruction. Unlike any other text in the market, the content progresses from general practices, cycles, and settings of instruction, to units of instruction and specific lesson planning. Well-respected authors Dave Moore, Pat Cunningham, Sharon Moore, Patricia M. Cunningham, and Jim Cunningham speak to educators new to the idea of content area literacy instruction and focus on instruction that is aligned with state standards and tests, yet promote literacy that goes beyond that which is tested. The sixth edition of "Developing Readers and Writers in the Content Areas" places even more emphasis than in the past on (a) new digital literacies, (b) disciplinary literacies, and (c) English learners and special needs students. Chapters describe instruction appropriate for a comprehensive content-area literacy program (literature, comprehension, vocabulary, writing, study, inquiry, and differentiation), and include end-of-chapter applications that show how the practices apply to specific content areas such as science and mathematics. This text contains accessible language, concrete examples, and adjunct learning aids to help new learners access it. New to this Edition NEW! Emphasis on new digital literacies enable course instructors to remain current during the accelerating shift from traditional print literacy to new digital literacies (Chapter 9 and in websites presented throughout the chapters). NEW! Increased attention to English learners and special needs students enable teachers to best serve increasing populations of students who struggle with conventional instruction. Chapter 10 is devoted entirely to Differentiation; instructional accommodations interspersed throughout the chapters on instruction.

Books and Beyond

New Ways to Reach Readers

Author: Michael F. Opitz,Michael P. Ford,Matthew D. Zbaracki

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325007434

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 932

Books and Beyond is a book of big ideas and smart, useful strategies. Opitz, Ford, and Zbaracki suggest ways to model literate behaviors so that students come to understand that reading is not reserved for the classroom but permeates everything adults do. They describe step by step how to use ten distinct types of outside-world text in your reading program, including a wide range of genres and media. They offer specific advice and instructional alternatives for each kind of text and answer key instructional questions Why use it? Books and Beyond has everything you need to create a reading program that truly offers students choice alongside a strong sense of how and why we use reading in our everyday lives.

Handbook of Writing Research, Second Edition

Author: Charles A. MacArthur,Steve Graham,Jill Fitzgerald

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462529313

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 3612

The definitive reference in the field, this volume synthesizes current knowledge on writing development and instruction at all grade levels. Prominent scholars examine numerous facets of writing from sociocultural, cognitive, linguistic, neuroscience, and new literacy/technological perspectives. The volume reviews the evidence base for widely used instructional approaches, including those targeting particular components of writing. Issues in teaching specific populations--including students with disabilities and English learners--are addressed. Innovative research methods and analytic tools are clearly explained, and key directions for future investigation identified. New to This Edition *Chapters on genre instruction, evaluation and revision, argumentative writing, computer-based instruction, and professional development. *Chapters on new literacies, out-of-school writing, translation, and self-regulation. *Many new topics and authors, including more international perspectives. *Multiple chapters connect research findings to the Common Core writing standards. See also the editors' Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second Edition, an accessible course text and practitioner's guide.

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: 2013

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.

The Threads of Reading

Strategies for Literacy Development

Author: Karen Tankersley

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416612602

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 9597

How can teachers make sure that all students gain the reading skills they need to be successful in school and in life? In this book, Karen Tankersley describes the six foundational "threads" that students need to study in order to become effective readers: phonemic awareness, phonics and decoding, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and higher-order processing. For each area, the author explains how students acquire the reading skills they need and offers a series of skill-building strategies and activities that teachers can use in the classroom. Although reading is perhaps most intensely taught in the kindergarten and 1st-grade classrooms, Tankersley emphasizes that helping students become lifelong readers is a task for all teachers, including content-area teachers in middle and high schools. The Threads of Reading addresses key questions about literacy, such as * What makes a difference in reading achievement? * How much reading time is enough? * How can teachers use writing to build reading skills? * How can teachers help students make meaning from their reading? The strategies in this book address many situations, from individual instruction to small- or large-group instruction, from kindergarten to high school. Teachers will appreciate the multitude of activities provided, and administrators will learn to better evaluate the reading programs in place in their districts and schools. Grounded in both research and "teacher lore" from actual classrooms, this book is a solid guide to helping students become lifelong readers.

Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts

Author: Diane Lapp,Douglas Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317307356

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

View: 7991

SPONSORED BY THE INTERNATIONAL LITERACY ASSOCIATION AND THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH 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, 4th 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 represent diversity in culture, time 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

Teaching Reading Sourcebook

Author: Bill Honig,Linda Diamond,Linda Gutlohn

Publisher: Arena Press

ISBN: 9781571286901

Category: Education

Page: 826

View: 4866

"Prepare students for future success by using effective reading instruction that's proven to work. The Teaching Reading Sourcebook, updated second edition is an indispensable resource that combines evidence-based research with actionable instructional strategies. It is an essential addition to any educator's professional literacy library--elementary, secondary, university." -- back cover.

Qualitative Reading Inventory

Author: Lauren Leslie,JoAnne Schudt Caldwell

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134161432

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 1593

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134539400. The market-leading, reliable, and easy-to-use informal assessment instrument. The QRI-6 continues to emphasize the authentic assessment of children’s reading abilities–from the earliest emergent readers to advanced readers. This popular resource provides graded word lists and numerous passages designed to assess a student’s oral reading accuracy, rate of reading, and comprehension of passage read orally and silently. Several unique features set it apart from other resources in the field, including narrative and expository passages at each level from pre-primer through high school, as well as all self-contained selections being highly representative of the structure and topics of materials found in basal readers and content-area textbooks. For example, passages at the pre-primer through second grade levels are presented with pictures, and maps and illustrations are part of the expository selections at fourth grade through high school levels. The QRI-6 measures comprehension in several ways that allow an examiner to label a passage as familiar or unfamiliar to each student: by analyzing the student’s retelling or summarization; by looking at the student’s answers to explicit and implicit comprehension questions; through the answers to complex inference questions recommended by the Common Core State Standards; through the use of look-backs, which separate what readers remember from what they comprehend; and through the use of think-alouds at the sixth grade level and above to analyze the student’s thoughts during reading. These measurement tools presented in the QRI-6 contribute to its widespread popularity as a superb informal reading inventory. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos, audio clips, and forms & figures. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone for 50-60% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Strategies for Reading Assessment and Instruction

Helping Every Child Succeed (with MyEducationLab)

Author: D. Ray Reutzel,Robert B. Cooter, Jr.

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131381513

Category: Education

Page: 453

View: 6168

This best-selling book is a ready-reference for teachers of reading, a highly popular core text for reading diagnosis and assessment courses, and an ideal guide for ongoing professional development workshops. The unique format of the book, with its IF/THEN Strategy Guides that help readers quickly match student needs to research-proven strategies, make it a quick, effective, “point-of-teaching” resource of up to date information, strategies, and suggestions. In Strategies for Reading Assessment and Instruction Readers can quickly turn to current information on evidence-based assessment and instruction and find ways to assess, teach, and organize for effective and comprehensive reading instruction.