Assessing Readers

Qualitative Diagnosis and Instruction, Second Edition

Author: Rona Flippo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136311750

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 9713

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: 1317619269

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 2245

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

Understanding and Using Reading Assessment, K–12, 3rd Edition

Author: Peter Afflerbach

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416625011

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 3805

Why do we assess reading? What do we assess when we assess reading? How, where, and when do we assess reading? Reading instruction and assessment expert Peter Afflerbach addresses these questions and much more in the 3rd edition of Understanding and Using Reading Assessment, K–12. Using the CURRV model to evaluate reading assessment methods—including reading inventories, teacher questioning, performance assessment, and high-stakes reading tests—Afflerbach considers the consequences and usefulness of each method, the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders, and the reliability and validity of the assessments. In addition, he examines four important but often overlooked aspects of reading assessment: • Assessment accommodation for English-language learners and students with special needs • Assessment of noncognitive aspects of reading, such as motivation, engagement, self-concept, and self-efficacy • The use of formative and summative assessment • The importance of self-assessment in building reading independence The book provides detailed case studies from all grade levels to illustrate reading assessment done well. It also includes 15 reproducible forms and checklists that teachers and administrators can use to optimize their reading assessment efforts. Students are expected to read increasingly complex texts and to complete increasingly complex reading-related tasks to demonstrate their growth as readers. This book offers teachers and administrators alike a clear path to helping students meet those expectations. This book is a co-publication of ASCD and ILA. New to the 3rd edition: • New chapter “Formative and Summative Assessment” • Three significantly revised chapters—Performance Assessment; Assessment Accommodation for English Learners and Students With Special Needs (“Accommodation and Reading Assessment” in 2nd edition); Assessing “the Other”: Important Noncognitive Aspects of Reading • Fifteen reproducible and downloadable forms and checklists

Essential Readings on Assessment

Author: Peter Afflerbach

Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

ISBN: 0872078124

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 9478

“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.

Assessment for Reading Instruction, Third Edition

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

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462521045

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

View: 4362

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.

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: 963

"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.

Miscue Analysis Made Easy

Building on Student Strengths

Author: Sandra Wilde

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 134

View: 5164

A series of lively, interactive exercises leads us through the thinking processes and linguistic systems that readers use to build their understanding of text. Through a careful review of these systems, we learn to assess what readers can do. Miscue Analysis Made Easy will also be useful for teachers of struggling readers at the secondary and college levels.

Reading Assessment

Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition

Author: Melissa Lee Farrall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470873930

Category: Education

Page: 394

View: 9752

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.

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: 5362

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!

The Threads of Reading

Strategies for Literacy Development

Author: Karen Tankersley

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416612602

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 3307

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.

Young Adult Literature

Exploration, Evaluation, and Appreciation

Author: Katherine Toth Bucher,KaaVonia Hinton

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780133066791

Category: Education

Page: 388

View: 9576

Pre- and in-service teachers get what they need to connect with adolescent students—and to help them connect with good literature—in this engaging, balanced look at the world of young adult literature. Here readers get foundational knowledge combined with a look at the pathways leading to the literature itself, to begin to open the door to exploring young adult literature. Brief enough to give readers the opportunity to read the books themselves, yet comprehensive enough to ensure that teachers truly understand adolescents, their literature, and how to connect the two, Young Adult Literature by Bucher and Hinton provides what's needed to ensure a rich educational experience for adolescents, while nourishing their love of reading.

Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems, Second Edition

Author: Darrell Morris

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462512259

Category: Education

Page: 305

View: 3536

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.

Preparing to Teach Writing

Research, Theory, and Practice

Author: James D. Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136180540

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 338

View: 4771

Preparing to Teach Writing, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive survey of theories, research, and methods associated with teaching composition successfully at the middle, secondary, and college levels. Research and theory are examined with the aim of informing teaching. Practicing and prospective writing teachers need the information and strategies this text provides to be effective and well prepared for the many challenges they will face in the classroom. Features Current—combines discussions and references to foundational studies that helped define the field of rhetoric and composition, with updated research, theories, and applications Research based—thorough examination of relevant research in education, literacy, cognition, linguistics, and grammar Steadfast adherence to best practices based on how students learn and on how to provide the most effective writing instruction A Companion Website provides sample assignments and student papers that can be analyzed using the research and theory presented in the text.

Developing Readers and Writers in the Content Areas, K-12

Author: David W. Moore

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780801318566

Category: Education

Page: 430

View: 5366

Introducing prospective and practicing teachers to K-12 content reading strategies, the text provides a defined theoretical rationale (Part 1) as well as grade-specific teacher journals to show how the theories function/operate in real classrooms (Part II). Includes specific applications for six content areas: English/Language Arts, Second Language, Science, Social Studies, Math, and Activity Classrooms (Chs. 4-7), as well as end-of-chapter applications. Two new chapters on Studying and Student Inquiry (Chs. 7, 8). New treatment on how classroom settings influence literacy development, cyclical instruction, interdisciplinary units, and classroom grouping practices. Integrated coverage of reading and writing- literacy. Updated coverage of trade books, computer technology and multicultural literacy to reflect current trends. Book-specific website offers teaching strategies, activities, and exercises.

Teaching Reading Sourcebook

Author: Bill Honig,Linda Diamond,Linda Gutlohn

Publisher: Arena Press

ISBN: 9781571286901

Category: Education

Page: 826

View: 1874

"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.

Reading assessment

a primer for teachers and coaches

Author: JoAnne Schudt Caldwell

Publisher: The Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593855802

Category: Education

Page: 294

View: 6028

Accompanied by examples, professional development activities, and reproducibles, presents practical strategies that enable teachers to recognize "good reader" behaviors, assess students' strengths and weaknesses, analyze the evidence collected, and make instructional decisions.

Essentials of Children's Literature

Author: Kathy G. Short,Carol M. Lynch-Brown,Carl M. Tomlinson

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134532592

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 4582

From a well-known, well-respected author team a concise resource for successfully teaching reading to children. With a goal of reawakening pre- and in-service teachers to the joy of reading, this widely popular book focuses on teaching reading to children through today s rich array of available trade books. This book includes the most important knowledge about teaching literature to children and it does so clearly, concisely, and directly using recommended book lists, examples, figures, and tables in combination with narrative and prose. The 9th Edition of Essentials of Children's Literature features: New information on connecting to the Common Core Standards; A new chapter on illustration and visual elements (Ch. 4); Addition of graphic novels to the chapter on picturebooks (Ch. 5); Reorganization of Chapter 10, Historical Fiction; and Updating throughout, including a new section on book-related apps, additional useful resources integrated into each genre chapter; updated book lists and trends; and more. "

Improving Reading

Interventions, Strategies, and Resources

Author: Jerry Johns,Susan Lenski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781465240125

Category: Education

Page: 534

View: 4794


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: 3964

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.

Literacy Disorders

Holistic Diagnosis and Remediation

Author: Ula C. Manzo,Anthony V. Manzo

Publisher: LiteracyLeaders

ISBN: 9780030726330

Category:

Page: 578

View: 3346

A holistic view of children's abilities in reading and language arts. Includes means for assessing and improving writing, spelling and emotional well-being; a full chapter on how to promote higher order literacy and a full chapter and appendices devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia, or severe reading disorders.